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Brad Daisley is the second place winner of the Advocate’s 2017 short fiction competition.
Brad is the manager of communications and general counsel to the
Legal Services Society. He is otherwise either a domestic or an international man
R. Craig Neville is associate counsel at Watson Goepel, where he practises in the
family law group. He is a certified parenting coordinator and family law mediator.
Craig’s interests include running, biking, skiing and ballroom dancing, all
(interestingly enough) forms of transportation that do not fall under the auspices
Christopher Nowlin is a criminal lawyer and instructor at Langara College. He
has published a number of legal essays on constitutional law, expert evidence and
undercover operations. Christopher is also a novelist, having written the mystery
novel Tough Tiddlywinks in 2014. The novel, set in Vancouver, begins with the
murder of a sleazy real estate developer. Not content with being a lawyer, author
and real estate development critic, Christopher is also a self-taught painter, drawing
on surrealism and spaghetti western long shots for his inspiration.
Murray Rankin, Q.C., M.P., is Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Victoria.
Designated Queen’s Counsel in 1999, Murray is a graduate of Harvard Law
School. He has taught at the University of Victoria as both a professor and an
adjunct professor of law. Murray was the lead treaty negotiator for the province
of British Columbia in the mid 1990s and has practised law with the now defunct
national firm, Heenan Blaikie, and his own independent practice focusing on
environmental, aboriginal and public law. His currently a member of the
National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and the NDP
Justice and Attorney General Critic.
David Roberts, Q.C., is a former editor of the Advocate as well as the leader of the
gnomes who toil in its basement. Although never elected (it was more of an
anointing), David has held this position since before man walked on the moon.
Interestingly, his anointing took place the same year David Bowie released “The
Laughing Gnome” on Deram Records. Coincidence? We think not.