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For Immediate Release


Oct. 22, 2007

Ministry of Attorney General

and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism




VICTORIA Robert Dennis Morgan has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Quesnel, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.


He will take his seat on the bench effective Nov. 5.


Morgan has practised law for 13 years with the Legal Services Society in Vancouver, Campbell River and, most recently, Kelowna. He has extensive experience in criminal law, as well as civil litigation dealing with foreclosures, bankruptcies, employment insurance collection and disability benefits collection.


            Morgan serves on the steering committee for the John Howard Society Community Justice Project. He is a board member of the Okanagan Advocacy Resource Society and regular speaker to school and seniors’ groups through the Courthouse Education Society.


           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






Dave Townsend

Public Affairs Officer

Ministry of Attorney General

250 387-4962


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