Board of Directors & Membership


The Durham Community Legal Clinic (DCLC) is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors who can demonstrate proven experience in the following areas:

  • Board governance*
  • Public Policy and public service
  • Social Services
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Legal (Lawyer/Paralegal/Legal education)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Fundraising / Community Development

*Previous Board / governance experience would be considered an asset.

In addition, all candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills
  • Consensus building skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience and/or awareness of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Either live or work in Durham Region

The term of the appointment is two (2) years in a volunteer capacity (without remuneration).

Applications are due by Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 5:00 pm and must include a resume and a covering letter stating the candidate’s (1) ability to meet the identified criteria and (2) interest in serving on the DCLC Board. References will be requested once the candidates are selected for interviews.

If interested, please email:

DCLC Nominating Committee


DCLC is overseen by a volunteer Governance Board.  Elected annually, the Board of Directors is made up of a skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable group of individuals who, through a mix of their professional and community experience, ensures the Clinic is poised to serve the ever changing needs of its community.

DCLC is always looking for interested members of the community to serve on its Board or Board Committees.

Membership forms are available here.

Board of Directors:

Drew Samuels, President
Dave Musgrave, Vice President
Ramana Sivapathasundaram, Treasurer
Owais Hashmi, Secretary
Shahayda Babb
Jodie Traynor
John Paul Rodrigues
Sharie Campbell
Shaun Bernstein
Sabrine Azraq