Appointments

Chief Judge Appointment

The Honourable Judge Thomas J. Crabtree was appointed Chief Judge April 8, 2010 for a five year term. As a result of the BC Justice Reform Initiative released August 27, 2012 the provincial legislature fixed the term of a chief judge at 7 years. Chief Judge Crabtree has willingly agreed to extend his term of office and looks forward to serving the court and the public for an additional two years to April 2017.

Associate Chief Judge Appointments

  • The Honourable Judge Melissa Gillespie was appointed Associate Chief Judge April 15, 2016 for a 2 year term.
  • The Honourable Judge Susan Wishart was appointed Associate Chief Judge May 15, 2016 for a 2 year term.

Regional Administrative Judge Appointments

  • The Hon. Judge Michael Brecknell was appointed to the Northern Region April 1, 2013 and re-appointed July 1, 2014 for a three year term.
  • The Hon. Judge Robert Higinbotham was appointed to the Vancouver Island Region July 10, 2014 and re-appointed July 11, 2016 for a one year term.
  • The Hon. Judge Robert Hamilton was appointed to the Fraser Region July 1, 2015 for a two year term.
  • The Hon. Judge James Wingham was appointed to the Vancouver Region July 1, 2016 for a two year term.
  • The Hon. Judge Robin Smith was appointed to the Interior Region April 1, 2013 and re-appointed July 1, 2014 for a three year term.

Recent Provincial Court Judge Appointments

  • N. Adams - March 10, 2017
  • P. Stark - January 30, 2017
  • L. Doerksen - January 30, 2017
  • P. LaPrairie - January 16, 2017
  • B. Hutcheson - January 16, 2017
  • S. Mengering - January 9, 2017
  • C. Malfair - January 9, 2017
  • C. Heinrichs- January 3, 2017
  • R. McQuillan - August 15, 2016
  • K. Whonnock- August 8, 2016
  • R. Gunnell- June 27, 2016
  • J. Barrett- June 20, 2016
  • W. Klinger - June 13, 2016
  • C. Crockett- May 2, 2016
  • B. Harvey- May 2, 2016
  • W. MacDonald- April 28, 2016
  • E. Jamieson - February 24, 2016
  • W. Lee - January 14, 2016
  • P. Seagram - January 11, 2016
  • A. Wolf - December 7, 2015
  • J. Doulis - December 7, 2015
  • R. Brown - December 7, 2015
  • D. Gaffar - December 4, 2015
  • D. Sudeyko - August 17, 2015
  • J. Solomon - August 7, 2015
  • C. Lowe - August 4, 2015
  • K. Ferriss - July 31, 2015
  • V. Chettiar - July 31, 2015