Queen’s Counsel appointments
|Robert Punnell, QC (left) and Jeff Hoskins, QC|
The Law Society congratulates the 37 BC lawyers appointed Queen’s Counsel this year. Recipients were honoured at a reception attended by Attorney General Wally Oppal, QC on February 20, 2009. Two of this year’s appointees have a special connection to the Law Society — Bencher Robert Punnett, QC and Tribunal and Legislative Counsel Jeff Hoskins, QC were each awarded the designation for their exceptional work in the legal profession.
Punnett is a partner in Punnett & Johnston of Prince Rupert, a Bencher of the Law Society, a governor on the Trial Lawyers Association of BC board and served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association provincial council for six years.
Hoskins is Tribunal and Legislative Counsel for the Law Society, where he previously served as general counsel during his 20 years as a member of the society’s staff. He advised the provincial government on development of the Election Act.