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Generally she is pretty willing to share. In this respect also, the Crown
counsel office’s loss is the Provincial Court’s gain.
Throughout her time with the Crown, Dawn had a reputation for diligence
and fairness, and she brought an unfailing common-sense approach
to the job. She was always generous with her time, putting everything aside
to discuss a file and to provide assistance and sage advice when asked. She
maintained a sense of humour and could always be relied upon to lighten
the mood with her infectious laugh, even in the toughest times, working on
emotionally and intellectually challenging cases.
As a prosecutor, Dawn endeavoured to always be organized, punctual and
prepared, ushering witnesses and complainants through the criminal justice
system in the least stressful way possible. In the courtroom, she prosecuted
many complex, high profile, serious cases, and did so with grace,
dignity and the utmost respect for all involved.
For Dawn, criminal law has been and continues to be fascinating, and she
is one who finds the human element and the lived realities of others
intriguing. She values treating others with respect, empathy and human
decency, and in showing compassion for complainants, witnesses and
accused persons. She is guided by a keen sense of fairness and a prudent,
practical approach to all the files that cross her desk. As Crown counsel, she
took very seriously her duty to exercise her discretion to steadfastly do what
was just in the circumstances. These inclinations all made her an excellent
prosecutor, and will surely make her a very fine judge indeed.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael J. Brundrett
Michael J. Brundrett was sworn in as a judge of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia on June 29, 2017.
He will sit in Vancouver.
All of Mike’s colleagues in the B.C. Prosecution
Service, and especially those in Criminal Appeals
and Special Prosecutions, are delighted by his
appointment to the bench yet understandably dismayed
by his departure. Over the course of his 23 years with the provincial
Crown, Mike gained a reputation as a kind, hardworking and supportive col-