While it’s no longer done in Ontario or Manitoba, some provinces across the country still confer Queen’s counsel appointments on members of the bar. Most of them are made at the end of December, so here’s a roundup of the latest annoucements as well as those made earlier this year.
There are 104 new Queens counsel in Alberta, which goes through the process every two years.
“This designation recognizes the excellent skill and expertise exhibited by lawyers in Alberta,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Verlyn Olson making the announcement on Dec. 30. “It is also a mark of the outstanding contributions they have made to the profession and in their communities.” The extensive list of honourees from both the public and private sector can be found here.