On Behalf of:   George Barkwell, Chair – Board of Directors –  Justice Niagara

The Board of Directors of Justice Niagara are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael A. Foster, LL.B. as Executive Director effective April 1st, 2017.  Michael was called to the Bar in 1986 when he began a litigation practice before joining Justice Niagara (formerly Community Legal Service of Niagara South) in May of 1993 as Staff Lawyer.  Michael has been an integral part of the JN team since then and has most recently been serving as Director of Legal Services.  We congratulate Michael on his new role and look forward to his experience and leadership as we move forward.

At the same time, our current CEO/ED Jim Sykes will be stepping into a new part-time staff role as our Board Facilitator for the next six months as we work on further developing our board role in governing the organization.  We would like to thank Jim publicly for his very successful work in strengthening our clinic over the past almost four years, and also representing our clinic within the Southwest Region’s Transformation process.

Justice Niagara provides legal services to the communities of South Niagara including Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Welland, Thorold and Pelham.