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Three new judges named to B.C. bench

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 11:21 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

In order to fill some vacancies, the government of British Columbia appointed three new judges who will begin their duties in November.

Dawn Boblin and Andrea Ormiston begin their duties on Nov. 6 and Mark Jetté does the same on Nov. 10. All are assigned to the Fraser Region.

Boblin has twice served as Crown counsel, first between 1994 and 2002 and then again from 2009 until the present. In between, she worked for the City of Vancouver, providing legal and operational advice to members of the Vancouver Police Department.

Orminston has worked as a Crown counsel in both Ontario and British Columbia (where she has been since 2005). She interned at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Native Law Centre of Canada and the University of Vienna, where she concentrated on the international rights of Indigenous peoples.

Jetté is a partner with Sutherland Jetté Barristers and practises criminal defence and extradition. He has also worked as an ad hoc prosecutor and special prosecutor, as well as for the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. Additionally, Jetté has been an adjunct professor of advocacy law at the University of British Columbia since 2013.