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tioner in Surrey. In 2013 she formed the associate partnership of Docolas
Ferbey with close friend and fellow defence lawyer Isaac Ferbey. When
Isaac moved his practice to the Interior, Georgia joined forces with several
young women criminal defence lawyers in Surrey. Her much-anticipated
office warming party was finally held in October of last year, after her
appointment to the bench.
In the mid-2000s Georgia returned to the hockey rink with a women’s
team named the Hornets, which included several former colleagues from
the Crown. Unfortunately, the wins were few and far between. Once again
Georgia was the team’s top scorer but was always passing the puck to her
less gifted teammates. At one particularly humbling tournament in North
Vancouver, the team remained scoreless after six games. In the last game,
down 4–0 with minutes to play, Georgia passed the puck to a player standing
motionless in the crease with her stick on the ice. The puck hit the stick
and bounced into the net. Georgia instigated a huge “pile on” celebration, as
usual giving all the credit to her teammate.
Even after she hung up her skates, Georgia continued her involvement in
hockey. A few years ago she helped out a friend who knew nothing about
hockey by taking over as coach of a girls’ team in Surrey. The girls loved Georgia’s
enthusiasm almost as much as the Timbits she brought to every game!
In her years of practising criminal defence law, Georgia represented individuals
from every background charged with every imaginable offence.
Although she regularly defended people accused of murder or other serious
offences, it was through her many years of Provincial Court practice that
she earned her reputation as an excellent trial lawyer. She was always well
prepared, well organized and committed to her clients. She was also a killer
Perhaps one of Georgia’s most significant contributions to the criminal
bar over her years of practice is her commitment to mentoring young
defence counsel. She is always generous with her time and advice and has
served as a strong role model in an area of practice that is particularly tough
When she’s not working, Georgia enjoys golfing and playing guitar. She is a
warm and generous hostess who enjoys having her friends over for marathon
barbecues lasting all day. In true Greek style these events always involve copious
amounts of food, and no one escapes without a huge bag of leftovers.
Georgia has been an intelligent and dedicated advocate for both the
Crown and the defence, and she possesses the ideal temperament to adjudicate
in Provincial Court. She can always be counted on to be herself—
respectful, patient and fair.