New judge joins Nelson bench

A former Vernon lawyer is now sitting as a provincial court judge in Nelson. Richard Hewson was appointed to the bench late last year.

Richard Hewson is now sitting in Nelson as a provincial court judge.

A former Vernon lawyer is now sitting as a provincial court judge in Nelson. Richard Hewson was appointed to the bench late last year.

He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1987, then was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army for four years.

Hewson earned his bachelor of law from the University of Victoria in 1994 and was called to the bar the following year. He began his law career by articling at Boulton Muldoon in Vancouver. He became an associate there in 1995 and two years later moved on to become an associate with Davidson & Co. in Vernon. In 2000 he opened his own practice.

He also began working on a master of law from Osgoode Hall at York University in 2012.

Hewson replaces Judge Lisa Mrozinski, who is now sitting in Victoria.

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