Each year the Law Society honours longstanding members of the profession through the presentation 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 Benchers hosted a luncheon in Vancouver on May 25, 2017 to honour lawyers who are celebrating milestone anniversaries in the ­profession.

Commemorative certificate recipients

Receiving 50-year certificates unless otherwise noted, were, front row, left to right: George P. Cassady , QC (60 years), Robert M. Dick, QC, M. Douglas Howard, J. Herbert Rosner, G. C. Blair Baillie (70 years), Chuck Lew, QC (60 years), Thomas R. Berger, QC (60 years), Brenton D. Kenny, QC (60 years), Gary V. Lauk, QC

Back row:  George P. Rapanos (60 years), Hamish C. Cameron, QC (60 years), W. David Black, George R. D. Goulet, Philip J. Jones, Sanford Cohen, Graham C. MacKenzie, QC (60 years), , Graham J. Phillips, J. Roger Webber, QC, Glenn B. Sinclair, Edward C. Chiasson , QC, John W. Horn, QC, Leonard T. Doust, QC, Howard R. Berge, QC

Also honoured this year, but not pictured: Robert E. Beairsto (60 years), Thomas R. Braidwood, QC (60 years), Gary R. Brown, QC, P. Donald Celle, John R. Coleman, Tyrone G. Colgur, M. Rendina K. Hamilton, QC (60 years), Stuart A. Hartman, William J. Herdy, Jack J. Huberman, QC, Grant C. Hughes, Howard J. Luke, James A. MacAulay, QC (60 years), William E. MacDonald, Charles H. McKee, John S. Milligan, QC, John A. Miner, Wallace T. Oppal, QC, W. Murray Sadler , QC, Joseph S.M. Schmidt, Robert W. Stevenson, William M. Trotter , QC, Welf A.A. Von Dehn