Peter Keighley elected to presidential ladder

Peter J. Keighley, QC of Rosborough & Co. in Abbotsford, a Bencher for Westminster District, was elected Second Vice-President of the Law Society by lawyers at the AGM and will accordingly become President in 2005.

Victoria Bencher Ralston Alexander, QC spoke to Mr. Keighley's nomination. "Mr. Keighley, in my experience, has been the quintessential full-service Bencher," he said. "In each of the years that I have been a Bencher, Mr. Keighley has topped the poll for the number of hearing days conducted by individual Benchers. He is fully and totally engaged in the work of the Law Society and it gives me great pleasure to commend his appointment as Second Vice-President."

On a question from Sandra Harper in Victoria, Mr. Keighley affirmed to the meeting his own support for the CBA and for universal membership.