In Brief

  • The 2010 Bench & Bar dinner: November 3
  • QC nominations
  • Judicial appointments

Hon. John Charles BouckThe 2010 Bench & Bar dinner: November 3

The 2010 Bench & Bar dinner is being held on November 3 at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver. Come and join your colleagues and judges as we honour both the late Honourable John Charles Bouck, recipient of the Law Society Award for 2010, and the recipient of the CBA’s Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service, which will be announced shortly. 

For more information or to download the flyer and registration form, go to the Calendar on the Law Society’s website at lawsociety.bc.ca.

QC nominations

The Attorney General’s office is now accepting nominations for Queen’s Counsel. Nominations will only be accepted using an online nomination form, and the Queen’s Counsel Appointments Advisory Committee no longer requires or considers letters of support. Deadline for nominations is October 29.

For more information, visit the Ministry’s website at www.ag.gov.bc.ca/queens-counsel/index.htm.

Judicial appointments

Jennifer Power, QC, formerly regional Crown counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General (Victoria), was appointed to the Supreme Court of BC in Nanaimo. She replaced Mr. Justice D.L. Halfyard who elected to become a supernumerary judge in July 2009.

Sheri Ann Mark, formerly the deputy regional Crown counsel for Kamloops, was appointed to the BC Provincial Court in Kamloops district.

Roy Couper Dickey, formerly Crown counsel in Kamloops, was appointed to the BC Provincial Court in South Fraser.

Steven Myles Merrick, formerly a partner at Silversides, Merrick & McLean, was appointed to the BC Provincial Court in Coast district.

James Parker MacCarthy, QC, formerly associate counsel with Ramsay Lampman Rhodes in Nanaimo, was appointed to the BC Provincial Court in North Vancouver Island.

Supreme Court Master Marguerite Elizabeth Shaw (Kamloops) was appointed to the BC Provincial Court in the Okanagan.