Hon. Kenneth Meredith and Richard Gibbs, QCHon. Kenneth E. Meredith

The Honorable Kenneth E. Meredith passed away on December 3, 2012 at the age of 90. Meredith was a Bencher from 1964 to 1973 and received the Law Society Award in 2002 (right, with 2002 Law Society President Richard Gibbs, QC).

When announcing Meredith would receive the award, the Benchers’ Bulletin stated:

Mr. Meredith’s career has embraced 23 years of practice as a commercial law lawyer in Vancouver, 10 years as editor of the Advocate, eight years as a Bencher and over 20 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of BC.

His vision and commitment led to the establishment of a legal aid plan that has served British Columbians for the past 30 years and to founding of the Law Foundation of British Columbia in 1969, which has played a critical role in funding legal aid, law libraries, legal education, legal research and law reform in the province.