Susan Forbes, KC
Su Forbes is the Chief Operating Officer of the Lawyers Indemnity Fund (“LIF”), the division of the Law Society of British Columbia that operates the program that provides professional liability and theft indemnity coverage and cyber insurance for BC lawyers. Su joined the program in 1987 and since being appointed COO in 1998, has had responsibility for all aspects of it including underwriting, policy wording, reinsurance procurement, claims management, and loss prevention and risk management services for law firms.
Su has been a lawyer since 1982 and practised in a broad range of areas, including professional liability defence, before joining LIF. Su has presented and spoken extensively (and passionately) about the program and how to manage the risks of practice to a variety of audiences, including the Canadian Bar Association, BC Continuing Legal Education, UBC Faculty of Law, American Bar Association, LawASIA, and the International Association of Defence Counsel. She received her King’s Counsel designation in 2002. She currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Lawyers’ Insurance Association and the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation, and has twice been the President of the National Association of Bar-Related Insurance Companies.
Su lives and works (and plays!) in Vancouver.