JJcIntyre, B.Sc., LL.B. (J.D.), FCIArb
JJ (John Joseph) McIntyre obtained his science and law degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1981 and to that of the Yukon in 2011. He spent his first three years of practice prosecuting criminal cases with the Crown Counsel Office of the British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General (now called the Ministry of Justice), based in Vancouver. In 1984, he joined Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang, concentrating on criminal and civil litigation including insurance, transportation and environmental cases. He was a partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang from 1989 until his departure in 1997 when he started his own firm focusing on barristers work.
Beginning in 2002, JJ ceased acting as counsel in transportation related matters in order to accept appointments as an impartial arbitrator or mediator in such disputes. He has arbitrated complex international and domestic commercial disputes as the sole arbitrator and as a panel member or chair of three-person panels. In 2012, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). He is an arbitrating member of the domestic, international and arbitration application panels for the Vancouver International Commercial Arbitration Centre. He is an arbitrating member and director of the Vancouver Maritime Arbitration Association and an arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
JJ has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials and has appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia, the Yukon and in the Federal Court Trial Division. He has frequently been retained as ad hoc Crown Counsel to prosecute serious criminal offences. As defence counsel he has defended criminal and environmental offences and clients before their professional associations and regulatory bodies.
He has served on the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Finance & Planning Directorate (1990-1991) and chaired numerous committees at the national and provincial levels of the CBA, including the British Columbia Civil Liberties Section (1984-1986), the National Civil Liberties Section (1989-1990), and the National Sections Council (1990-1991). He was a director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association from 1983 to 2008.
He has lectured on criminal law and trial advocacy at the British Columbia Law Societys Professional Legal Training Course and on trial advocacy and administrative law at Continuing Legal Education Society Courses. He has authored articles and presented seminars both locally and internationally to lawyers and industry on Canadian laws relating to environmental concerns, sport disputes, arbitrations and arbitration rules.
Outside the practice of law, JJ was involved as a coach for baseball and soccer. Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Board of a local soccer club and its president from 2004-2007. From 2004-2010 he was a member of the Anti-Doping Review Board for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and from 2011-2013 he acted as reviewing officer at the request of CCES on administrative appeals by athletes regarding missed tests and filing failures; he has acted as discipline panel member and Chair of Appeal Panels for Water Polo Canada, Water Polo BC and Swimming Natation Canada. He has assisted other National Sports Federations on issues such as their bylaws, insurance, and sexual assault or harassment. He has represented both athletes and national sports federations on national team selection disputes and various sports organizations in dealings with their governing bodies. He has also acted as counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) and was one of the volunteer lawyers available to assist athletes before the CAS during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.
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