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   INFORMATION BULLETIN   

For Immediate Release

2005AG0012-000193

Feb. 25, 2005

Ministry of Attorney General

 

NEW PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGES APPOINTED

 


VICTORIA – Brian A. Daley and Bryce Alexander Dyer have been appointed judges of the British Columbia Provincial Court, Attorney General Geoff Plant announced today.

 

             Mr. Daley has been in private practice in Fort St. John since 1982 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002. He graduated from the University of Windsor in 1979. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981 and the British Columbia Bar in 1982. He takes his seat on the Bench in Fort St. John on March 14, 2005.

 

             Mr. Dyer was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1973. He has spent most of his law career focused in the area of family law and has been a sole practitioner since 1998. After receiving his bachelor of laws from the University of Toronto in 1972, he received a master of laws from the London School of Economics, London, England, in 1976. He will be posted to Abbotsford effective March 29, 2005.

 

            The process to appoint judges involves several steps. Interested lawyers apply, and the B.C. Judicial Council, a committee made up of the chief judge, other judges, lawyers, and lay people, then reviews the candidates.

 

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.

 

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