VICTORIA – Michael Alexander Gray has been appointed a judge of the British Columbia Provincial Court, Attorney General Geoff Plant said today.
Gray has been a prosecutor with the Crown counsel office in Dawson Creek since 2000. From 1991 to 2000 he worked with Legal Services Society in Fort St. John and in Dawson Creek. Gray was managing lawyer at LSS Fort St. John from 1994 to 2000 and managing lawyer at LSS Dawson Creek from 1999 to 2000. Before joining the Legal Services Society, Gray spent time in general practice focusing on criminal law and family law. Gray attended the University of British Columbia Law School and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He takes his seat on the Bench in Prince George on Nov. 9, 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.