In Brief

Judicial appointments

Judge Thomas James Crabtree, a judge in the South Fraser district, based in Chilliwack, was appointed Chief Judge of the BC Provincial Court. He will assume his new duties from acting Chief Judge James Threlfall, effective April 8, 2010.

Meg Shaw, QC, formerly practising with Kelowna firm Courtyard Law Offices, and a Bencher of the Law Society, was appointed as a Master of the Supreme Court of BC in Kamloops.

Ronald Tindale, formerly an associate with Dick Byl Law Corporation in Prince George, and a Bencher of the Law Society, was appointed to the Bench of the BC Provincial Court in Prince George.

Reginald Harris, formerly a partner at Smart, Harris & Martland in Vancouver, was appointed to the Bench of the BC Provincial Court in Surrey.

Law Foundation news

Chair Mary Mouat of the Law Foundation of BC is pleased to announce the appointments by the Law Society of Ron Toews, QC (for Prince Rupert County) and Tamara Hunter (for Vancouver County), as governors of the Law Foundation for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2010.