James A. (Jamie) Whelly
Admission at Bar: August 17, 1982
Memberships: Canadian Bar Association
New Brunswick Law Society
Saint John Bar Association
Council of Canadian Arbitration Tribunals
Jamie enjoys the challenges of being general counsel for several corporate clients as well as having a long-time experience in Wills and Estates and Property Law.
After obtaining an Honours Degree in Sociology at St. Thomas University, Jamie completed his course work in the Masters of Arts in Sociology at Lakehead University at Thunderbay Ontario, where he also lectured. He returned to the University of New Brunswick to complete his law degree. After admission to the Bar, he lectured at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
Jamie has delivered on the belief that the concept of volunteerism is far more onerous of a responsibility than simply being noticed by prospective clients. His long-term relationship with Scouts Canada saw him fulfil such positions as National Review Chair and Past Provincial President. A long-term relationship with healthcare culminated in his being the Chair of the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation.
He is Vice-Chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of New Brunswick. He is Vice-Chairperson of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board as well as being an Arbitrator under the New Brunswick Police Act and an Arbitrator under the Condominium Corporations Act. He demonstrated his understanding that in order to best serve in these rolls, one must be prepared to listen and learn from others.
Jamie has given lectures in varied fields such as Estate Planning, Corporate Governance and Condominium Corporations, having also lectured at the Bar Admission Course as well as for the Canadian Bar Association New Brunswick Branch.
Jamie and his wife Cathy have been active in the Saint John community and have raised three adult children.