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Administrative lawyer named as B.C. judge

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 2:14 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Francesca Marzari, a partner at Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors, a boutique firm in Vancouver specializing in municipal law, was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

In her practice, Justice Marzari focused on administrative law, but she also worked on constitutional division of powers, human rights, tort liability, environmental law, judicial review, freedom of information and planning law. An active litigator, she appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Mazari has been involved with West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund) as a board member and as pro bono counsel, and has been a volunteer with the British Columbia branch of the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a regular lecturer at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law and Capilano University.

She replaces Justice Victoria Gray, who resigned effective Aug. 31, 2017.