News Release
March 14, 2011

Vancouver – Representing all members of the bar, the Law Society of BC wishes to acknowledge the significant contributions made by former chief justice of the BC Supreme Court, the Honourable Donald Brenner, who passed away suddenly on March 12, 2011.

“Chief Justice Brenner was a wonderful individual and extremely well-respected by the bar,” said Law Society president, Gavin Hume, QC.

“He had an unusually calm approach to complex issues and a natural ability to bring people together to resolve conflicts,” Hume added. “He brought order to the Supreme Court and was a leader on important issues such as access to justice. His openness, combined with his intelligence, made him an exceedingly effective judge and lawyer.”

Brenner was called to the Bar in 1971 and practiced until his appointment to the court in 1992 before returning to practice in 2009 at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy.

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.


Law Society contact:

Lesley Pritchard
Communications Officer