Executive Director & Staff Lawyer
Tannis joined BCPIAC as a staff lawyer in February 2012 and was appointed executive director in September 2013. In addition to acting as executive director, Tannis is BCPIAC’s lead counsel on regulatory matters involving the Fortis Gas Utility and Fortis Alternative Energy Services, and second counsel on regulatory matters involving the Fortis Electric Utility. Tannis also represents groups and individuals in litigation designed to address systemic issues affecting people living in poverty and other marginalized groups.
Before joining BCPIAC, Tannis was a litigation associate at national firm, where she practiced primarily in the areas of injury and commercial litigation. Tannis has been an adjunct professor at the UBC Law School and has written for and taught in the Law Society’s Professional Legal Training Program. She currently sits on the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board.
In her spare time, Tannis competes in triathlons, where she remains a firmly committed mid to back of the packer.
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