Bencher Election Results 2019

  • November 19, 2019

From the Law Society of BC

The Bencher election results for the two-year term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 are now available: four Benchers were elected for the first time (one by acclamation) and 18 were re-elected (four by acclamation).

Pursuant to Law Society Rule 1-5(4), Craig Ferris, QC (District No. 1), Dean P.J. Lawton, QC (District No. 2) and Lisa J. Hamilton, QC (District No. 1) will continue to hold office as Benchers until they complete their respective terms as President.

President Nancy G. Merrill, QC congratulates the elected and re-elected Benchers and thanks all those who stood for election. Merrill also thanks the Benchers who will not be returning, acknowledging the years of dedicated service of Philip A. Riddell, QC, Sarah Westwood and Tony Wilson, QC. Merrill, Riddell and Wilson will become Life Benchers in 2020.

Please join us in welcoming the following Benchers who were elected on November 15, 2019 for the 2020-2021 term:

District No. 1 (Vancouver) – 11 elected

  • Jamie Maclaren, QC - CBABC Member
  • Jennifer Chow, QC - CBABC Member
  • Jasmin Z. Ahmad - CBABC Member
  • Jeevyn Dhaliwal - CBABC Member
  • Julie K. Lamb, QC - CBABC Member
  • Brook Greenberg - CBABC Member
  • Elizabeth J. Rowbotham - CBABC Member
  • Jeff Campbell, QC - CBABC Member
  • Steven McKoen, QC - CBABC Member
  • Jacqueline G. McQueen - CBABC Member
  • Karen L. Snowshoe

District No. 2 (Victoria) – 1 elected

  • Pinder K. Cheema, QC - CBABC Member

District No. 3 (Nanaimo) – 1 elected

  • Chelsea Dawn Wilson - CBABC Member

District No. 4 (Westminster) – 3 elected

  • W. Martin Finch, QC - CBABC Member
  • Christopher A. McPherson, QC - CBABC Member
  • Tom Spraggs - CBABC Member

District No. 5 (Kootenay) – 1 elected

  • Barbara Cromarty - CBABC Member

District No. 6 (Okanagan) – 1 elected

  • Michael F. Welsh, QC - CBABC Member

District No. 7 (Cariboo) – 2 elected

  • Geoffrey McDonald
  • Heidi Zetzsche - CBABC Member

District No. 8 (Prince Rupert) – 1 elected

  • Lisa Feinberg - CBABC Member

District No. 9 (Kamloops) – 1 elected

  • Michelle D. Stanford, QC - CBABC Member