The Law Society of BC has announced that Ken Walker, QC will serve as President in 2015.
Walker studied law at the University of Saskatchewan before settling in Kamloops to do his articles. He has practised there for the past four decades, and has also been a Bencher for the district for eight years.
As an experienced rural lawyer, Walker says he will use his time as President to address access to justice issues. A profile in the Winter 2014 issue of Benchers Bulletin (page 6) says Walker,
“has embraced the concepts set out in the Canadian Bar Association’s 2013 report reaching Equal Justice and believes working collaboratively, thinking systemically, and acting locally, as suggested in the report, will go a long way to increasing access. In 2015, he plans to call on everyone in the profession to find small personal ways to meet the needs of clients and justice system users every day, while continuing to contribute to systemic reforms”.
Walker also plans to focus on the evolution of PLTC during his year as President. He will be sworn in on January 30, 2015.