In Brief

Judicial appointments

Stephen Harrison has been appointed to the Bench of the Provincial Court in Kamloops. Harrison has been Crown Counsel in Vancouver and in Kamloops for 18 years.

The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, has been appointed a justice of the BC Court of Appeal and a judge of the Yukon Court of Appeal. He replaces Madam Justice M.F. Southin (Vancouver) who retired.

The Honourable Mr. Justice David F. Tysoe, a judge of the BC Supreme Court, has been appointed a justice of the BC Court of Appeal and a judge of the Yukon Court of Appeal. He replaces Mr. Justice K.C. Mackenzie (Vancouver) who elected to become a supernumerary judge.

The Ministry of the Attorney General has appointed the following as Justices of the Peace in and for the Province of British Columbia: Bradley David Beer, Edward E. Bowes, Anna-Maya Sophia Brown, Brian R. Burgess, Debra Anne Padron Garcia, Hunter W. Gordon and Tim Holmes.

Reappointment to Legal Services Society

The Benchers, after consultation with the Canadian Bar Association, have reappointed John Hogg, QC to the board of directors of the Legal Services Society for a further term of two years commencing on June 1, 2007.

Supreme Court of BC 2006 Annual Report

The BC Supreme Court’s 2006 Annual Report is now available online at www.courts.gov.bc.ca/sc/ in “What’s New.” The report features the Chief Justice’s review of new and ongoing initiatives in the court’s administrative and policy work, and provides reports from its various committees. Also included are an outline of the court’s jurisdiction and protocol as BC’s superior trial court, and a complete listing of its judges, masters, registrars and judicial staff.