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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 443 spondingly, their wedding was attended by a cross-section of litigators and solicitors from the firm, among other guests. After a period in Calgary, where Cassandra worked at Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Cassandra and Gil saw the light in 2007 and returned to her roots in the North. In that year, Cassandra joined the Prince George Crown Counsel office, where she worked until her appointment to the bench. During her time as Crown counsel she prosecuted a number of serious files. She became a Deputy Regional Crown in 2016. She was on the Crown counsel articling committee and was a contributor to the Working Manual of Criminal Law. Cassandra’s dedication to the law is well documented. Her work ethic is above reproach. But there is more to life than work. Cassandra and Gil have two children: Gabriel, who is 11, and Magdelena, who is 9. In addition to family commitments and interests in gardening and carpentry, Cassandra is also a generous hostess and is known for her karaoke parties. As a unique aside Cassandra joins her mother, Judge Judith Doulis, on the Provincial Court bench. Judge Doulis, who was appointed effective December 7, 2015, is presently the resident judge in Smithers. t t t t t The Honourable Judge Cathaline Heinrichs Cathie, now Judge Heinrichs of the Provincial Court of British Columbia, was born at 53 degrees North latitude and 113 degrees West longitude, a.k.a. Edmonton, Alberta. Early on, her father, an Alberta land surveyor, taught her the four directions of the Earth, with the adage that “moss grows on the north side of trees” so she could always find her way home. What she may have understood him to mean, however, is that “no moss grows on a rolling stone”, as she has been on the go ever since. It is either that or, as one close friend speculates, Cathie’s severe case of F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out). Cathie prefers to call it Y.O.L.O. (you only live once). Having been born between two brothers, Cathie learned early the meaning of “advocacy”. Perhaps foreseeing a legal career after being subjected to her in-home debating skills, her father decided a field trip to the courthouse


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