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Three new judges for British Columbia

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 3:06 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Three members of the bar have been named as provincial court judges in British Columbia.

The new justices are Diana Dorey, Peter McDermick and Andrew Tam.

Justice Dorey is a civil litigator who worked with Davis & Company and Dolden Wallace Folick LLP. She has held many roles with the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), including serving on its board. Justice Dorey also was a board member of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association and the Canadian Bar Financial Service Corporation.

Her appointment is effective April 9, 2018. She will serve in the Fraser region.

Justice McDermick was operating his own criminal practice before being appointed. Prior to that, he was a securities solicitor and a Crown counsel. He works with the Fraser Valley Criminal Law Association, the Law Students Legal Advice Program and the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society.

His appointment is effective April 9. He will serve in the northern region.

Justice Tam is a partner and co-founder of the criminal law firm Mulligan Tam Pearson. He has been treasurer of the CBA and serves as co-chair of its criminal justice section meetings. Justice Tam has also contributed to the Law Society of B.C.’s practice checklist for the past 10 years.

His appointment is effective April 4. He will serve in the interior region.