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   INFORMATION BULLETIN   

For Immediate Release

2009AG0014-000387

March 17, 2009

Ministry of Attorney General

 

NEW JUDGE ADDED TO PROVINCIAL COURT IN NELSON

 


VICTORIA – Lisa Mrozinski has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Nelson, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.

 

Mrozinski will take her seat effective March 27.

 

Mrozinski is experienced in public law, with a focus on constitutional, administrative and Aboriginal law. She is a senior barrister at the Ministry of the Attorney General, where she has worked since 1991.

 

            A member of the University of Victoria mentorship program, Mrozinski has served as a lecturer at the university’s law faculty, as well as the Pacific Business & Law Institute and the Canadian Institute.

           

            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: www.provincialcourt.bc.ca.

 

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