Sunday 05/15/2016 - Wednesday 05/18/2016
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal

Public Interest Law Centre
Byron Williams is the Director of the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. PILC legal counsel are currently involved in regulatory proceedings before a variety of provincial and federal tribunals including the Manitoba Public Utilities Board, Manitoba Clean Environment Commission, the National Energy Board and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Tribunal. Byron's practice focuses on consumer, environmental and human rights law. He has extensive experience on issues related to the hydro-electric, automobile insurance, telecommunications and payday lending industries. For more than twenty years, he has been involved in issues relating to the environmental and economic regulation of Manitoba Hydro. Byron teaches Poverty and the Law at the University of Winnipeg. He also guest lectures at the Robson Hall Faculty of Law on issues related to administrative advocacy as well as gender and the law. In 2013, Byron was named the first ever recipient of the Manitoba Law Society's Richard J. Scott Award for his work in advancing the rule of law through advocacy, litigation and teaching. In 2015, he received the Canadian Bar Association Legal Aid Leader Award.