James Deitch

Member at large
Board Secretary

James Deitch is an Alternate Chair for the British Columbia Review Board. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Criminal Justice and Legal Access Policy Division of the Justice Services Branch (JSB), the Director of Criminal Justice Transformation Projects for the Criminal Justice Reform Secretariat, and worked in management with the Legal Services Society. He was also a practicing lawyer in the areas of administrative and criminal law, and in 2011, was appointed to the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. Mr. Deitch holds his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from Glendon College, his Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University, and his Master of Laws from the Osgoode Hall Law School. He articled in Toronto in 1983 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in April 1984 and transferred to the BC Bar in May 1999.  He is also a member of the Board of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills Society.