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Jon M. Duncan

jonMDuncanJon was born and raised in Stirling, Alberta, a small farming community south of Lethbridge.  After graduating from the University of Victoria in December 2000, He articled in Prince George and began practicing law in Prince George in February 2002.

Jon has been married for 12 years and has 3 young children.

When not at work, his hobbies include fishing, woodworking and politics.  He is actively involved in both the community and his church.  He also teaches history and political science at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Jon is a member of the Prince George Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

1991-1995, Brigham Young University   (B.A. summa cum laude)

1995-1998, Brigham Young University  (M.A.)

1998-2000, University of Victoria (J.D.)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Civil Litigation

Criminal Law

Family Law

Kanchan Dhahan

Kanchan-DananKanchan  was  born  in  Vancouver,  BC.  She  spent  8  years of  her  childhood  in  her  ancestral  village  in Dhahan, Punjab,  India.  As  a  result,  she  can  fluently  read,  write, and  speak  Punjabi,  and  can  fluently speak  Hindi.

Kanchan  graduated  from  the  University  of  British Columbia  in  December  2010.  She  articled  and practised in  Langley,  BC  for  several  years  before moving  to  Prince George  in  2013  with  her husband.

In  her  free  time,  Kanchan  enjoys  regularly  going  to the  gym  and  for  runs  when  the weather  allows. She  also  likes  to  bake  and  cook  when  she  can!

Kanchan  is  a  member  of  the  Canadian  Bar Association & a member of the Board of Directors of the Prince George Public Library.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

December  2010  –  University  of  British  Columbia, Faculty  of  Law  (J.D.)

May  2007  –  University  of  British  Columbia, Faculty  of  Science  (B.Sc.)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Civil Litigation

Family Law

Paul Pakenham

Paul-PakenhamPaul graduated from Queen’s University in 1978. He began practicing law in 1979 in British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

Paul  is  a  member  of  the  Canadian  Bar Association.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

1974  –  University  of  British  Columbia, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

1978 –  Queen’s University, Bachelor of Laws  (LL.B.)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Criminal Law

Civil Litigation

Family Law

Miranda K. Schmold

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Miranda was born in Prince George and is a member of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. After graduating in 2011 from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and International Studies she attended the Program of Legal Studies for Native People at the University of Saskatchewan. She then went on to be a part of the first law class at Thompson Rivers University. Miranda was the founding vice president of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association and founding member of the Law Students in Defense of Animal Rights group at Thompson Rivers University Law School. She articled with the Ministry of Justice in Victoria and began practicing law in Prince George in July 2015.

When not at work Miranda enjoys spending time in the beautiful outdoors in and around Prince George with her spouse and furkids. She is also involved with the Lheidli T’enneh community and recently joined an initiative to establish a First Nations Court in Prince George.

As a member of the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch Miranda sits on the Executive of the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum and Animal Law sections.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2005-2011, University of Northern British Columbia (B.A.)

2011, Program of Legal Studies for Native People

2011-2014, Thompson Rivers University (J.D.)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Civil Litigation

Family Law

 

Gary D. Whidden

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Gary was born and raised in Vanderhoof, B.C.  He moved to Salem Oregon in 2011 with his wife and newborn son to attend law school. After graduation he moved to Prince George and completed his accreditation exams and articles at JMD.

 In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, and two young children.  He also enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and  going fishing.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

May 2011 – University of British Columbia – Okanagan (B.A.)

Dec 2013 – Willamette University (J.D.)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family Law

Criminal Law

Civil Litigation

Wills and Estates

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