VICTORIA – Ronald James Webb has been appointed a judge of the British Columbia Provincial Court, Attorney General Geoff Plant said today.
Webb has been a prosecutor with the Crown Counsel office in Cranbrook since 1991, serving since 1996 as an administrative Crown Counsel. Prior to his time with the criminal justice branch, Webb was a lawyer in general practice in Vancouver. He is a member of the Canadian, B.C. and Kootenay Bar associations. He takes his seat on the Bench in Cranbrook on August 27, 2004.
The process to appoint judges involves several steps. Interested lawyers apply, and the candidates are then reviewed by the B.C. Judicial Council, a committee made up of the Chief Judge, other judges, lawyers, and lay people. They recommend potential judges to the Attorney General, with the final appointment made through a Cabinet Order-in-Council. More information about the appointment process can be found at www.provincialcourt.bc.ca.