Shannon Bentley, Canadian Commissioner

Shannon Bentley is a lawyer specializing in Aboriginal Law and alternative dispute resolution – a practice that straddles the Canada/US border. Her experience includes service as Legal Counsel for a number of boutique aboriginal law firms (BC), as Legislative Drafter for the Northwest Inter-tribal Court System (WA), and as Attorney (Policy Design) working with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (WA).

Shannon Bentley holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University.