James A. Dunn

James A. Dunn is completing his articles at Strain and Company under Elisabeth A. Leith Strain. 


James completed a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Victoria. There he participated in the law department's co-op program and gained legal experience working for the BC Securities Commission, the BC Utilities commission and FortisBC.


At law school, James volunteered for Access Pro Bono on their Mental Health Program, providing representation at Mental Health Review Board hearings to clients involuntarily detained under the BC Mental Health Act. For his work on this program, Access Pro Bono recognized James with an award in 2016, for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to increasing access to justice.

Prior to law school, James received an undergraduate degree in International Relations, with a minor in Economics from the University of British Columbia. While at UBC, James volunteered for the UBC Learning Exchange outreach centre in Vancouver's downtown east side, where he taught free voice and guitar lessons to their clients.

When not working or volunteering, James enjoys sailing, music, cycling, baking and being in nature.

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