Chair & Vice Chairs


Shannon Salter Headshot 2014

Shannon Salter is the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Chair, and an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics.  She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her LLM from the University of Toronto.  Ms. Salter was BC Supreme Court judicial law clerk before practicing civil litigation and serving as a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.  Ms. Salter is a commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission, vice president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and a board member of CanLII.  She also co-authored the BC Administrative Decision Maker’s Manual.

Vice Chair – Strata

Garth Cambrey Photo - croppedJ. Garth Cambrey is Vice Chair – Strata for the Civil Resolution Tribunal and earned his B. Comm. from UBC. He has over 30 years’ experience in BC’s real estate industry including owning a property management firm for 20 years and serving on the Real Estate Council for 5 years. He is an active member of the Real Estate Institute, the BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute and holds a Chartered Arbitrator designation with the ADR Institute of Canada. Mr. Cambrey has arbitrated many strata disputes and been appointed by the BC Supreme Court as an Administrator for several strata property issues.

Vice Chair – Small Claims

Shelley Lopez is the CRT’s Vice Chair Small Claims. Ms. Lopez graduated from the University of British Columbia law school in 1999, after obtaining a B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy in 1996. Ms. Lopez practised general civil litigation at a Vancouver law firm until 2005, with a focus on personal injury, before becoming a staff lawyer with the Law Society of BC. In 2011, Ms. Lopez was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. She serves on the Inquiry Committee for the BC College of Midwives, and is a past BC Council of Administrative Tribunals board member.