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For Immediate Release


March 17, 2009

Ministry of Attorney General




VICTORIA – Adrian Brooks, QC, and Susan Wishart have been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Victoria, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.


Brooks and Wishart will take their seats effective April 1.


Brooks was called to the British Columbia bar in 1984 and has been practising law for 23 years, most recently as an associate with Brooks and Marshall. Before graduating from law school in Ontario, Brooks attended the University of Victoria.


Wishart was called to the British Columbia bar in 1995. She has been a partner in McKimm & Wishart since 2002, working primarily as a criminal defence lawyer.


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

Senior Public Affairs Officer

Ministry of Attorney General

250 387-4962

250 889-5945 (cell)


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