November 16, 2020

Kevin B. Westell and Lisa Dumbrell have been elected as Benchers in the November 16, 2020 by-election for the County of Vancouver. 

Westell was called to the bar in 2009 and is currently a founding partner at Pender Litigation where he practises criminal, regulatory and administrative law. In addition to his work in criminal defence, Westell acts as ad hoc Crown Counsel, amicus curiae, and as counsel for vulnerable witnesses. He has served as president of the Advocates Club, chair of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch's Vancouver Criminal Section and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC's Criminal Committee, and he has been Vancouver’s regional representative for the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society.

Dumbrell was called to the bar in 1998. She is currently Counsel for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, where she serves as a federal Crown for the North Shore, Sechelt, and Pemberton areas. She is a member of the PPSC Vancouver Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Vancouver Criminal Subsection of the CBA, and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law and the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

For by-election results, see Bencher election results.