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The Advocates’ Society names new CEO

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Vicki White has been appointed as the CEO of The Advocates’ Society.

White has been the co-director of the legal office at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 2009. In that role, she was part of the senior management team that led a team of 27 lawyers and legal staffers. She also worked as counsel for the college for five years.

Vicki White

Vicki White

White was formerly a litigation associate at Blake,Cassels & Graydon LLP and a clerk for Justice Peter deCarteret Cory at the Supreme Court of Canada.

“My colleagues on the executive committee and I are delighted that Vicki White has chosen to join The Advocates’ Society as its chief executive officer at this very important time in the society’s evolution,” said Brian Gover, president of The Advocates’ Society.

“Our membership — now numbering over 6,000 advocates across Canada — will be very well served through her leadership.”

She replaces executive director Alexandra M. Chyczij, who retired at the end of May 2018 after 25 years of service.

White will assume her duties on July 23, 2018.

“I am looking forward to working alongside the volunteers and staff of the society who are so committed to improving access to justice and the quality of advocacy across the country,” said White.

“I am both honoured and excited by the opportunity to lead the organization as it continues to serve its members and the justice system in times of rapid and significant change.”