Attorney General Barry Penner, QC announced today that James Donald Bahen has been appointed to the British Columbia Provincial Court in Surrey, effective January 4, 2011.
The announcement provides some background on Mr. Bahen:
Bahen received a law degree from the University of Toronto in 1983. He has practised law in Vancouver for 25 years, focusing on criminal cases. Bahen participated in Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court advisory committee and helped create the Provincial Court’s committee on mentally disordered offenders. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s law faculty since 1994.