THE ADVOCATE 783
VOL. 77 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
On June 24, 2019, David A. Crerar, Allan M. Ross, and Sheila Tucker, Q.C.,
were all appointed as justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Mr.
Justice Crerar and Mr. Justice Ross will be resident in Vancouver, and
Madam Justice Tucker will be resident in New Westminster.
In Paget & Crewell, 2015 FCCA 2564, an Australian custody case, the judge
urged lawyers to follow the lead of the Agatha Christie’s meticulous Hercule
4 Unfortunately, I must waste (I use the word advisedly) some further
Court time (in addition to the time already spent in Chambers) to deal
with some procedural aspects from the submissions that should not have
to be spelt out – again – to lawyers.
5 Simply put, written submissions should always be numbered consecutively.
This enables paragraphs to be referred to, cited and quoted expeditiously.
Otherwise, as is the case here, the Court is presented with a
quite unstructured, and therefore unhelpful, blancmange and mini-mass
of material that has to be sifted through without proper structure. This
should not occur. It has occurred in some of the submissions provided to
the Court in this matter. The famous phrase of the eminent fictional Belgian
sleuth created by famed writer Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot,
remains always apposite: “order and method.” In the submissions filed
thus far, there was little order and even less method.
6 Further, the Father’s submissions are in the form of a letter addressed
to me personally (which is inappropriate), and finishes with something
of a “cheerio” and invitation to call the Father’s lawyer if I have any questions
about the submissions.
7 On any number of levels, such submissions are totally inappropriate. …
On August 12, 2019, David Patterson, formerly with the Public Prosecution
Service of Canada as a legal agent in the Fraser Region, was sworn in as a
judge of the B.C. Provincial Court. He will be assigned to the Northern
Region with chambers in Prince Rupert.
His Honour Judge Richard Miller was appointed as a senior judge of the
B.C. Provincial Court for a one-year term.
Lisa J. Southern was appointed as a member of the 2019 Judicial Compensation
F. Abigail Fulton was appointed as a member of the board of management
of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors for a term of two
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