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Two provincial court judges appointed in B.C.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 1:54 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


As of Jan. 2, 2018, there will be two new members of British Columbia’s provincial court.

Justice Delaram Jahani will be assigned to the Fraser region and Justice Peter Whyte will be serving in the northern region.

Justice Jahani has expertise in the areas of family law, child protection, criminal litigation and federal regulatory offences. She worked as criminal duty counsel for Legal Aid Ontario, and criminal and family duty counsel for the Vancouver-based Legal Services Society. In private practice, Justice Jahani has been a family lawyer with Boyd Jahani Barristers in Surrey, since 2003.

Justice Whyte has been with the B.C. Prosecution Service (BCPS) since 2015 as a Crown counsel in addition to working with its victims and vulnerable witnesses resource counsel group. Before that, he was a lawyer for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and prior to that, he was in private practice in North Vancouver at Lakes, Whyte LLP.

Along with his legal training, Justice Whyte has a master’s degree in social work and extensive expertise in matters relating to mental health and addiction.