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   INFORMATION BULLETIN   

For Immediate Release

2009AG0016-000390

March 17, 2009

Ministry of Attorney General

 

NEW JUDGE FOR PORT COQUITLAM PROVINCIAL COURT

 


VICTORIA – David St. Pierre has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Port Coquitlam, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.

 

St. Pierre will take his seat effective March 27.

 

St. Pierre is a partner at Cobb St. Pierre Lewis, a criminal defence practice where he has been since 1998. A founding member of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, he volunteers as a mentor in the University of British Columbia’s criminal law program, as well as with Access Justice and Salvation Army pro bono clinics.

 

            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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