Nelson lawyer appointed to the bench

Phil Seagram will become a provincial court judge on Jan. 11.

Phil Seagram

A Nelson Crown counsel has been appointed a provincial court judge.

Philip Seagram takes up his new duties on Jan. 11.

Seagram has practised criminal law in Vancouver, the Fraser region, Penticton and Nelson since his graduation from the University of Victoria faculty of law.

In addition to his career as Crown counsel, he has worked in private practice and been a member of the Mental Health Review Board. An active volunteer, Seagram has been involved as a coach, referee and fundraiser for youth hockey, soccer and gymnastics clubs.

Seagram is the second West Kootenay lawyer to be named to the bench in recent weeks — Rob Brown of Trail was sworn in on Dec. 7.

They are among 15 judges appointed this year to address recent retirements and vacancies. BC has about 150 provincial court judges who sit in over 80 locations.

To become a judge, interested lawyers apply and the BC Judicial Council, made up of a chief judge, provincial court judges, lawyers and lay people, reviews the candidates.

The council recommends potential judges to BC’s Attorney General, who makes the appointments.

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