Each year the Law Society honours longstanding members of the profession through the awarding of 50, 60, and 70-year certificates, in tribute to their cumulative years in the profession.

For those lawyers who have previously served as a judge, all years of service on the Bench are acknowledged as forming part of that service record.

The recipients’ class photographs from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law, now known as the Peter A. Allard School of Law, can be found below, along with the list of those lawyers celebrating milestone anniversaries in the profession in 2022.

UBC Class of 1952


UBC Class of 1962


UBC Class of 1972


The following lawyers celebrated milestone anniversaries in the profession in 2022:

S. Scott Van Alstine, KC (50 years)

Thomas E. Baillie, KC (50 years)

Edward A. Bence (50 years)

David P. Berger (50 years)

Geoffrey Bird (50 years)

Leonard S. Bobroff (60 years)

Jasper Bomhof (50 years)

Russell M. Brink (60 years)

Gary Catherwood (50 years)

W. Kerr Clark, KC (50 years)

Jay B. Clarke (50 years)

Hon. Ross Douglas Collver, KC (60 years)

John W. Conroy, KC (50 years)

Peter N. Crawford (50 years)

Hon. Robert Crawford, KC (50 years)

Paul G. Danyliu (50 years)

William M. Everett, KC (50 years)

Margaret C. Fairweather (50 years)

John H. Fraser (50 years)

Murray H. Grant (50 years)

Gerald M. Green (50 years)

Gregory J. Greiner (50 years)

Brian A. Hanson (50 years)

Thomas H. Hara, KC (60 years)

Robert K. Hartshorne (50 years)

Edwin A. Hawthorne (50 years)

Hon. Robert T.C. Johnston, KC (50 years)

Lawrence A. Kahn, KC (50 years)

Howard H. Kellough, KC (50 years)

Barry B. Kerfoot (50 years)

Terrance A. Kowalchuk (50 years)

Dalton L. Larson (50 years)

John L. Leathley, KC (50 years)

Carey Linde (50 years)

Ralph H. Long (60 years)

Gordon P. Macdonald (50 years)

A. Douglas Macfarlane (50 years)

Rodrick K. MacKinnon (50 years)

Robert J. MacRae (50 years)

Hugh M. Matthews (50 years)

Alistair L. McAndrew (50 years)

R. Douglas McBride (50 years)

James N. Morton (50 years)

Jack S. Olsen (50 years)

Dennis B. Peterson (50 years)

David H. Pihl, KC (50 years)

Glen B. Pomeroy (60 years)

F. Roger M. Pryke (50 years)

Andrew A. Purdy (50 years)

Lynn I. Ramsay, KC (50 years)

David L. Rice (50 years)

G. Glen Ridgway, KC (50 years)

Richard C. Robinson (50 years)

Michael V. Roche (50 years)

Thomas W. Russell (50 years)

Dirk B. Ryneveld, KC (50 years)

Donald J. Sorochan, KC (50 years)

Edward A. Suderman (50 years)

W. Grant Sutherland (50 years)

James C. Taylor (50 years)

John G.R. Third (50 years)

Kenneth S. Westlake, KC (50 years)

Garrett N. Wynne (50 years)


Further class photographs from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, now known as the Peter A. Allard School of Law, can be found at this link: My Graduating Class | historyproject.allard.ubc.ca.