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For Immediate Release


March 6, 2008

Ministry of Attorney General

and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism




VICTORIA – Kimberley Arthur-Leung has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in the Lower Mainland, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.


            She will take her seat effective March 31.


Since being called to the British Columbia bar in 1989, Arthur-Leung has been working in private practice in family and civil law. She is active with various community activities in Delta and in 2004 was recognized with a BC Achievement Foundation Award.


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:






David Townsend

Public Affairs Officer

Ministry of Attorney General

250 387-4962


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