Emily Drown has been appointed the new chair of the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal (EAAT), effective June 30, 2018.
A Victoria lawyer with a strong background in both administrative and family law, Drown has been chair of the Safety Standards Appeal Board for five years. She is the president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and a member of the Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals. She has worked with the law firm, Stevenson, Luchies & Legh.
Drown holds a bachelor of laws from the University of Victoria, and a bachelor of arts from Vancouver Island University.
Drown will replace Marilyn MacNamara, who served as chair for 12 years. McNamara had been with the tribunal since its establishment in 2002, and was appointed chair in April 2006.
The Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial agency that provides an avenue for people to appeal decisions made by both the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The tribunal is independent of both ministries.
For more information on the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal: http://www.eaat.ca