Board Chair

E. James Kindrake

E. James (Jim) Kindrake is recently retired after many years of being a civil litigation lawyer, both in the private and public sectors. After being in private practice for many years, in 2002 he joined the the Federal Department of Justice in the City of Edmonton, where, as Senior Counsel, he practiced in the areas of constitutional and aboriginal law. In the course of his legal career Jim has taught at both the Faculties of Law and Business at the University of Alberta, as well as teaching various versions of the bar admission course and continuing legal education sessions for practising lawyers. Notwithstanding his retirement from active practice he continues to teach sessions of the Alberta bar admission course and arrange panels for continuing legal education seminars. Since 2014 Jim has been appointed by the Council for the City of Edmonton to sit on the City's Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

In private practice Jim practiced and became familiar with, amongst other areas, employment law, insurance law, and personal injury litigation, acting for various employers and employees, insurers and insured individuals, and people injured in accidents. Jim has also served on several boards including the Edmonton Food Bank, and the City of Edmonton Grants-in-Aid Sub-committee.