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For Immediate Release


Dec. 20, 2006

Ministry of Attorney General

and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism




VICTORIA Stella Frame has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Kamloops, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.


 She will take her seat on the bench effective Dec. 28, 2006.


Frame is an experienced civil litigator with Boughton Law Corporation in Vancouver. Her practice has focused on commercial and construction litigation, tax appeals, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation and receiverships. She also has considerable experience in mediation and arbitration.


Frame graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of British Columbia. She earned her bachelor of laws from the University of Victoria in 1988 and was called to the bar in 1989.


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.


The council recommends 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






Seumas Gordon

Public Affairs Officer

Ministry of Attorney General

250 387-4962

250 812-4068 (cell)


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