From the Department of Justice Canada
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
E. David Crossin, Q.C., a partner at Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. He replaces Madam Justice L.D. Russell, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective August 20, 2017.
Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1977, Mr. Justice E. David Crossin practised law for four decades. From 2007 until his appointment to the judiciary, he was a partner with Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP. His work focused on criminal law, with additional experience in civil and commercial litigation and administrative law. He holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. While still in school, Justice Crossin drove a taxi and worked in the logging industry along the British Columbia coast.
Throughout his career, Justice Crossin has been involved in organizations that play a vital role in the justice system. He is a former Bencher and former President of the Law Society of British Columbia. He also served as Board Member and Chair of the Legal Services Society, which provides legal aid services to low-income British Columbians. Most recently, Justice Crossin served on the Executive Committee of Access to Justice British Columbia from 2015 to 2017.
In recognition of his accomplishments as a litigator, Justice Crossin was named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.