B.C. appoints new provincial court judges for 2016

The B.C. government has appointed three new Provincial Court judges to start in early 2016.

Effective dates for the appointments are Feb. 24, 2016, for Judge Eugene Jamieson, Jan. 14, 2016, for Judge Wilson Lee, and Jan. 11, 2016, for Judge N. Philip Seagram.

During Jamieson’s 27 years in the legal profession, he has practised in all levels of B.C. courts. After graduating in law from the University of Manitoba, Jamieson earned a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia. His career has included research, teaching and private practice. Since 2002, Jamieson has been legal officer for the office of the chief judge for the B.C. provincial court.

Lee’s legal career encompasses 24 years of experience with criminal, family, and civil litigation, as well as real estate, personal injury, and builders’ lien litigation. After receiving his law degree from UBC, he worked with a number of small- to medium-sized law firms and, since 2001, has been a lawyer with the family maintenance enforcement program in both the Provincial Court and B.C. Supreme Court.

Seagram has practised criminal law in Vancouver, the Fraser Region, Penticton, and Nelson since his graduation from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. In addition to his career as Crown counsel, he has worked in private practice and been a member of the Mental Health Review Board. An active volunteer in his community, Seagram has been involved as a coach, referee and fundraiser for youth hockey, soccer and gymnastics clubs.

The judges will be assigned to locations determined by the chief judge to meet the needs of the court. In 2015, 15 judges have been appointed to address recent retirements and vacancies. B.C. has about 150 provincial court judges who serve more than 80 court locations.

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