Sandra Burke, Q.C. (Chair)

Ms. Burke is a partner with the firm of Dawe & Burke, barristers and solicitors. She was admitted to the Bar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society in 1989. She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Commerce - Hons (Co-op) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2011.

She was counsel for the Canadian Mental Health Association, NL Division, in the Luther Inquiry of 2001-2002 and counsel for the Labrador Inuit Association in the Luther Inquiry of 1999. Ms. Burke was the Associate Counsel on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Mount Cashel in 1989-1990. Currently, Ms. Burke is chair of the Mental Health Care and Treatment Review Board, chair of the Family Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association (NL Branch) and chair of Family Law Section, Bar Admissions, Law Society of NL. She is a current member of the Family Law Rules Sub-Committee, Supreme Court of NL (Family Division).