Trail lawyer appointed provincial judge

Robert Brown, partner at Thompson, Lerose & Brown in Trail, was appointed as a provincial court judge this week.

Robert Brown, partner at Thompson, Lerose & Brown in Trail, was appointed as a provincial court judge this week. Judge Brown earned a law degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1979 and for more than 20 years gained significant experience as an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, according to the Ministry of Justice’s Monday news release.

He maintains professional memberships in the British Columbia Law Society and the Alberta Law Society. Since 1994, Judge Brown has gained extensive experience in family law, defense counsel and general civil litigation as partner in the Trail firm.

B.C. has about 150 provincial court judges who serve more than 80 court locations. Although judges are located in a judicial region, many travel regularly throughout the province to meet changing demands. Interested lawyers apply and the B.C. Judicial Council, composed of a chief judge, provincial court judges, lawyers and lay people, recommends potential judges to B.C.’s Attorney General. Final appointments are made through an order-in-council.

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