In Brief

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 14.

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

Judicial appointments

The Honourable Douglas Betton, a judge of the Provincial Court of BC in Vernon, was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of BC in Kelowna. He replaced Mr. Justice T.R. Brooke who elected to become a supernumerary judge.

Kenneth Affleck, a lawyer with Affleck Hira Burgoyne in Vancouver, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of BC in Vancouver. He replaced Mr. Justice F.W. Cole who elected to become a supernumerary judge.

Robert Hamilton, an associate with Lindsay Kenney LLP in Vancouver, was appointed to the Provincial Court of BC in the South Fraser/Surrey district.

Robin Baird, administrative Crown counsel for the criminal justice branch of the Ministry of Attorney General, was appointed to the Provincial Court of BC in the South Fraser/Surrey district.

Mayland McKimm, QC, past chair of the Legal Services Society, was appointed to the Provincial Court of BC in Vernon.

Marguerite Church, an associate with Cundari Seibel LLP in Kamloops, was appointed to the Provincial Court of BC in Williams Lake.

Roderick Sutton, a partner with Sutton Law Corporation, was appointed to the Provincial Court of BC in Prince George.


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