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Dr. Lynda Robitaille, JCD




  • Certificate, Conflict Resolution, Justice Institute of British Columbia, 2001
  • Diploma, Specialization in Jurisprudence, Gregorian University, Rome, 1992
  • JCD, Gregorian University, Rome, 1990
  • JCL, Gregorian University, Rome, 1988

Ministerial Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor of canon law: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2015-present
  • Dean of Theology, St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, BC, 2013-present
  • Adjunct Instructor of canon law: St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, BC (bi-annually), 2010-present
  • Adjunct Instructor of canon law: Seattle University, Seattle, WA (every 3-4 years), 2002-present
  • Canonical consultant: judge, advocate, presenter at conferences, 2000-present
  • Judge, Instructor in Advocate training, Archdiocese of Seattle, WA, 2000-present

Service to the Society

  • Member of CLSA, 1992-present
  • Presenter, national and regional conventions, preconvention workshops, 1995-present
  • Chair, Work Group for the Collegeville Symposium Grant (lay ministry), 2012-2013
  • Member, Committee on the Laity, 2010-2013
  • Member, Committee for the Publication of CLSA Advisory Opinions, 2006-2009
  • Consultor, Board of Governors, 2003-2005

Other Relevant Experience/Information

  • Published articles on topics such as: marriage law, jurisprudence, procedural law, role of the laity, marriage preparation in: Studia canonica, The Jurist, Studies in Church Law, Forum, Newsletter of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 1992-present
  • Judge, Various Dioceses: Seattle, Dallas, Stockton, Sacramento, Lake Charles, Houma-Thibodaux, Vancouver, Halifax, 1998-2013
  • Associate Professor of canon law: Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 1993-2010
  • President/past-president, Canadian Canon Law Society, 1997-2002
  • Associate editor, Studia canonica,1995-2006
  • Defender of the Bond, advocate, notary, Archdiocese of Vancouver, 1984-1993

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