50 and 60-Year Certificates

Each year the Law Society honours longstanding members of the profession through the presentation of 50 and 60-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.

Photo of 2016 certificate recipients


The Benchers hosted a luncheon in Vancouver on June 23, 2016 to honour lawyers who are celebrating milestone anniversaries in the ­profession.

Receiving 50-year certificates unless otherwise noted, were, front row, left to right: R. John Meyer, Shirley E. Giroday (60 years), William J. Worrall, QC (60 years), Nisson M. Goldman (60 years), John K. Dungate, Donald A. Farquhar, QC and Rex D. Blane. 

Back row:  Peter W. Brown, Ian G. McKenzie, Mitchell H. Gropper, QC, Donald H. Risk, QC, Derek T. Hopkins, Tsang Wing Wai, Robert C. Gardner, QC, Kenneth J. Yule, QC, Kenneth J. Smith and George R. Brazier. 

Also honoured this year, but not pictured: William S. Berardino, QC, David C.T. Davenport (60 years), William H. Davies, QC (60 years), Peter U.W. Ewert, QC, Brian C. Irwin, Brig. Gen. Frank Karwandy, QC (60 years), Henry T. Kennedy, Roy A. Logie (60 years), Warren J.A. Mitchell, QC, Michael J. O’Keefe, QC, Edward St. J. Pollard, Vincent P. Reilly, QC, Bruce W.J. Rieck, Richard J. Scardina, Peter H. Stafford, QC and Sam Zalkow.