In Brief

Judicial appointments
From the Law Foundation of BC

Judicial appointments

Carolyn Bouck, formerly a district registrar of the Supreme Court of BC, was appointed a master of the Supreme Court of BC.

The Honourable Dev Dley, a judge of the BC Provincial Court in Kamloops, was appointed to the Supreme Court of BC. He replaces Mr. Justice D. Brine who passed away in November 2009.

David Harris, QC, formerly a lawyer with Hunter Litigation Chambers in Vancouver, was appointed to the Supreme Court of BC in Vancouver. He replaces Mr. Justice Christopher Hinkson who was appointed to the BC Court of Appeal.

The Honourable Christopher Hinkson, a judge of the Supreme Court of BC, was appointed to the BC Court of Appeal. He replaces Mr. Justice Robert Bauman, who was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC in September 2009.

Miriam Maisonville, QC, formerly a lawyer with the Ministry of Attorney General, was appointed to the Supreme Court of BC in Vancouver. She replaces Mr. Justice S.R. Romilly who elected to become a supernumerary judge in January 2010.

Robert Prior, formerly a lawyer with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, was appointed to the Supreme Court of BC in Vancouver. He replaces Madam Justice D.J. Martinson who resigned in June 2009.

The Honourable Anne MacKenzie, a judge of the Supreme Court of BC, was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC. She replaces the Honourable Justice Patrick Dohm who retired in April 2010.

William Sheard, formerly a lawyer with Miles, Daroux, Zimmer, was appointed to the BC Provincial Court in Cranbrook.

Shelley Fitzpatrick, formerly a lawyer with Davis LLP in Vancouver, was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of BC. She replaces Madam Justice Anne MacKenzie who was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC.

From the Law Foundation of BC

Graduate Fellowships 2011/2012

The Law Foundation is awarding up to five fellowships of $13,750 each (subject to change). The field of study is full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Applicants must either be BC residents, graduates of a BC law school or BC lawyers. The closing date for applications is January 7, 2011.

For more information, see “Project Funding Available / Graduate Fellowships” on the Law Foundation’s website at www.lawfoundationbc.org.

Legal Research Fund

The Law Foundation has established a fund of $100,000 per year to support legal research in BC. The maximum grant available for each project is $20,000. To be eligible for funding, a project must fall within the Foundation’s legal research fund objectives of advancing the knowledge of law, social policy, and the administration of justice through the identification of areas and issues needing study, and the encouragement and support of projects to address those needs.

For more information, including eligibility and the application process, see “Project Funding Available / Legal Research Fund” on the Law Foundation’s website at www.lawfoundationbc.org. Contact Michael Seaborn, Program Director, at 604-689-2048 prior to submitting a Letter of Intent.