As we transition into Fall, there look to be a number of upcoming movements among the BC Bench, both in retirements and new appointments. At the B.C. Court of Appeal, Madam Justice Joanne E. Prowse and Madam Justice Catherine Ryan are both retiring as of September 15 and August 31 respectively. Both are long standing members of the bench, and will leave big shoes to fill!
As we noted back in July on BCLW, the Welcoming Ceremony for Chief Justice Bauman, Madam Justice Stromberg-Stein and Mr. Justice Willcock will be held on October 4 at 4:15 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Vancouver Law Courts.
Over at the B.C. Supreme Court, there are two further retirements to announce; those of Master Michael Bishop and the Honourable Mr. Justice William B. Smart, both as of August 31, 2013.
One recently announced Welcoming Ceremony will be held on October 10, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. for Madam Justice Harris, Mr. Justice Skolrood, Madam Justice Warren and Madam Justice Fleming. It will take place in the Great Hall of the Vancouver Law Courts. The second Welcoming Ceremony, that of Madam Justice Donegan, will be held on October 31, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. in Courtroom 5D of the Kamloops Law Courts.