We’re pleased to welcome Warren Chapman as the new local agent for Burns Lake and area. Warren has been practising law in the Burns Lake area for 25 years. He first started practicing in the area with the Yinkadinee’ Keyakh Law Centre Society, where he spent 10 years before opening his own practice.
“I’m really looking forward to being a local agent because I know absolutely everybody around here,” says Warren. He is very familiar with all of the bands, the chiefs, the people, and several generations of First Nations families.
Originally from London, Ontario, Warren received his law degree from Queen’s University and was called to the bar in 1977. He then moved to British Columbia and articled in Fort St. John. He has been a part of the Burns Lake community for 25 years.
“Burns Lake is a beautiful area,” says Warren, who has done legal aid for more than 30 years. “I only intended to stay here for a couple of years, but my wife and I just loved the area.”
Joining Warren will be two legal assistants, who will assist with carrying out legal aid duties, Shauna and Stephannie. Shauna attended the College of New Caledonia in Burns Lake and has been working with Warren since 2005. Stephannie grew up in Burns Lake and also attended the College of New Caledonia in Prince George. She has been working with Warren since 2011.
The team opened their doors to legal aid clients in March 2013. You can find their office hours and contact information here.