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 July 10, 2019 to honour lawyers who celebrated milestone anniversaries in the ­profession in 2019.


2019 recipients

Receiving 50-year certificates unless otherwise noted, were:

Seated, left to right: Howard M. Karby, Derek A. Cave, David J. Stuart, Earnest C. Beaudin, James M. Halley, QC, Brian B. Corbould, QC (60 years), Heiko Van Eijnsbergen, Lorne K. Welwood and L. Tom Finkelstein 

Standing, left to right: Ian Bruce Josephson, Bernard Simpson, Donald W. Buss, Leo B. McGrady, QC, R. Kenneth Stevenson, George W. Hungerford, QC, Herbert M. Loomer (60 years), Carl R. Jonsson (60 years), Laurence W. Anderson, Martin N. Gifford, QC, Gordon M. Bryenton, Peter U.D. Messner, QC, Peter Leask, QC, Daniel A. Webster, QC, Robert T. Banno, QC, Kenneth Glasner, QC, Andrew G. Sandilands, Laurence R. Stinson, QC, Russell W. Lusk, QC, John W. Buckley, Barry Y.C. Joe, Robert E.C. Apps, QC and P. Michael Bolton, QC

Also honoured this year, but not pictured: D. Harry Bell-Irving, QC (70 years), Paul M. Bundon, James G. Carphin, QC, Brian Coleman, QC, Michael G. Coleman, QC, Robert C. Doell, Mabel C. Eastwood, Harvey H. Field, Douglas C. Hager, Michael E. Hoole, Arthur Gary C. La Croix, John Douglas Lambert (60 years), L. Lipetz, Derek A. Lister, Ronald F.T. MacIsaac (70 years), William J. McJannet, QC, David G.A. McLean, Rudolph Morelli, QC (60 years), Irwin G. Nathanson, QC, Louis L. Pashos, Jacob P. Polonicoff, Wayne R. Powell, R. John Rogers, Miss Marianne S. Shannon, Louis J. Shelling, Anthony F. Sheppard, Richard A. Simon, John G. Trueman, James T. Ward and Bryan Williams, QC (60 years)