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Kelowna, Kamloops lawyers appointed as Provincial Court judges

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March 12, 2021 - 1:00 PM

Three new judges have been appointed to the B.C. Provincial Court, including two from the Interior.

The judges will help deal with the backlog caused by COVID-19, states a news release from the Ministry of Attorney General.

Kamloops lawyer Michelle Stanford switched from nursing to law, becoming a lawyer 27 years ago.

Living in Kamloops, she specialized in administrative and criminal law as well as doing work as a special prosecutor.

She was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2018 and was the first Black and female bencher in Kamloops and Yale County.

Benchers establish and oversee the policies and rules of the Law Society of B.C.

Kelowna lawyer Martin Nadon started his law career 30 years ago in Nanaimo but opened his own firm in Kelowna five years ago.

He has been Crown counsel for the Ministry of Attorney General since 2001.

The third judge appointed was Jodie Harris, of Vancouver.

Although judges are located in a judicial region, many travel regularly throughout the province, the news release states.

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