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Ministry of Attorney General

Two Judges Appointed

June 18, 1999 99:66

VICTORIA - Two provincial court judges have been appointed to replace judges who are retiring, Attorney General Ujjal Dosanjh said today.

"These two people have extensive legal experience, and they will make an excellent contribution to the judiciary," said Dosanjh.

Judge Jane Woodward will be assigned to the Williams Lake courthouse to replace retiring Judge Jakob de Villiers, while Judge Paul Meyers will be assigned to the Robson Square courthouse to replace Judge Michael Puhach.

"I'm pleased the attorney general has replaced the two retiring judges so promptly, and I'm gratified that such highly qualified people continue to join our bench," said B.C. Chief Judge Robert Metzger.

Woodward was called to the bar in 1991. She is sole practitioner at the firm E. Jane Woodward Law Corp. Woodward's practice has concentrated on aboriginal law, including constitutional and criminal issues.

Meyers was called to the bar in 1972 and has been a partner in the Richmond law firm Meyers & Co. since 1989. He has practised primarily criminal law.

Woodward and Meyers will be sworn in June 30 and will start work July 2.

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