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Vernon lawyer will be one of B.C.'s newest provincial court judges

March 09, 2018 - 11:06 AM

VERNON - A Vernon Crown lawyer is moving up in the justice system.

Jeremy Guild will begin a new job as a provincial court judge on March 12, after being appointed by the B.C. government. He’ll be working in the Interior region, according to a release issued this week.

Guild has been working as a Crown lawyer for the past couple of years in Vernon. He prosecuted high profile cases including the 2014 shooting in Polson Park and other serious offences involving firearms and the drug trade. He was known for arguing for long sentences, particularly related to gun charges, stating a strong message needed to be sent to perpetrators. 

Guild holds law credentials from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and the University of British Columbia, according the release. In addition to his private practice work in criminal, civil and family law, he served as duty counsel for the Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver, prosecutor for the Department of Justice in Burnaby and was a lawyer with the Legal Services Society in Burnaby and Vancouver.

“He has also presented at, and contributed to, numerous conferences and training workshops on innovative approaches for drug treatment courts and restorative justice,” the release states.

Two other lawyers were also appointed to fill vacancies created by retirements. George Leven will be assigned to northern B.C. and Kristen Mundstock will be working in the Fraser region.

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