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Legal News

Supreme Court of Canada Appointment Process - 2023

  • June 29, 2023

"On behalf of the Advisory Board, I encourage you to use your networks and knowledge of the judiciary and legal community in your jurisdictions to identify qualified candidates, and urge them to submit an application."

Professional Notice

CRIM 16: Joint Hearing Criminal Case Management Orders Under Section 551.7 Criminal Code

  • June 23, 2023

Purpose: Section 551.7 of the Criminal Code allows the Chief Judge or a designated judge to determine if it is in the interest of justice to adjudicate an issue referred to in s.551.3(1)(g)(i)-(iii) at a joint hearing. The purpose of this practice direction is to describe the process to make an application under this section.

Media Release

Edward L. Wilson honoured with esteemed award for distinguished service

  • June 19, 2023

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch is pleased to award Vancouver lawyer, Edward L. Wilson the Georges A. Goyer QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. The award is the highest honour bestowed by the Branch and was presented at the annual Vancouver Bench & Bar Dinner.