Geoff Plant, Partner, GLGMLaw, former Attorney General of BC
Geoff Plant is a partner in the Vancouver law firm Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP, where he provides legal and public policy advice and representation to public and private sector clients, and also works as a mediator and arbitrator.
Geoff was elected to the BC Legislature in 1996 and from 2001 to 2005 served as Attorney General of British Columbia and Minister responsible for Treaty Negotiations. He was the minister responsible for the Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform and the New Relationship, the first-ever political accord between the BC government and the province’s three aboriginal political organizations.
Geoff has undertaken a number of projects since leaving politics, including producing the report known as Access and Excellence: the Campus 2020 plan for BC’s Post-Secondary Education System. He has taught public law at UBC and University of Victoria law faculties. Geoff obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and has law degrees from Southampton, Dalhousie and Cambridge Universities.
Geoff is Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and board chair of the Canada West Foundation and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. In 2012 he was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” in the “Changemaker” category by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.