On Wednesday, July 4, Tayii Ḥaw̓ił ƛiišin (Derek Peters) swore in a new member of Huu-ay-aht’s tribunal. Lawyer Brent Mullin took the oath and will begin his duties as the vice chair of the Tribunal immediately.
Mullin has 35 years’ experience as a lawyer and adjudicator with the province of British Columbia. Most recently, he served for 16 years as the chair of the Labour Relations Board of B.C., the province’s leading administrative tribunal. Prior to that, he served as vice chair on the board for six years.
He also brings to his position on the tribunal an extensive career in labour relations, where he focused on ensuring the timely and pragmatic resolution to disputes under the Labour Relations Code. He also uses this knowledge in his practice of law.
Mullin did his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Victoria and completed his Masters of Arts at Queen’s University. He then returned to B.C to complete his Bachelor of Laws at the University of British Columbia.
Mullen had a tour of Huu-ay-aht’s traditional territory with his son Zack on Wednesday, prior to taking the oath. After he took the oath he expressed his appreciation to the Nation and said he was looking forward to working with Huu-ay-aht on the Tribunal.