Gib van Ert
Gib van Ert practises civil litigation and public law in Ottawa and Vancouver. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Executive Legal Officer to two successive chief justices of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, and the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, PC. The Executive Legal Officer is the chief justice’s principal advisor in matters concerning the administration of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council, and the National Judicial Institute. Prior to that, Gib had a broad civil litigation practice in Vancouver. He is the author of Using International Law in Canadian Courts, 2nd ed (Irwin Law, 2008) and other works on the reception of international law in Canada. He is an annual contributor to the Canadian Yearbook of International Law. He served as law clerk to Justices Charles Gonthier and Morris Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Madam Justice Joanne Prowse of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. Gib has a BA (Hons) from McGill, an MA in law from the University of Cambridge, and an LLM from the University of Toronto.