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First Ever Korean-Canadian Judicial Appointment

FACL Ontario congratulates the Honourable Madam Justice Grace Choi on her appointment to the Supreme Court of British Columbia and being the first ever Korean-Canadian judge in Canada!  FACL BC President, Jennifer Lau, advises that Justice Choi was one of the specially-invited mentors at the recent Family Feast held by FACL BC on May 20, 2015, so our friends at FACL BC are doubly excited over this announcement.

Please join the entire FACL family across Canada in celebrating this wonderful accomplishment!  We look forward to more such milestones as we continue to advocate for increasing diversity in judicial appointments and among the legal profession in Canada.

To read the official announcement from the Department of Justice, CLICK HERE or read below:

The Honourable Grace Choi, a lawyer with Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to replace Mr. Justice R. Crawford (New Westminster), who elected supernumerary status on August 18, 2014.

Madam Justice Choi received a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1992, was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1993 and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1996.  In 2013, she became an Accredited Family Law Mediator by the Law Society of British Columbia.  She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014.

Madam Justice Choi was previously a senior family law counsel with Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP in Vancouver – a position she had held since 2014.  She was an associate lawyer with Davis LLP from 1993 to 2005, when she became a partner with that firm.

Madam Justice Choi has published numerous papers regarding family law and has been a presenter on several occasions for the Continuing Legal Education Society. In 2007, she became a member of the Board of Trustees for Shaughnessy Heights United Church and she served as a Director of the Korean Canadian Lawyers’ Association since 1996.

This appointment is effective immediately.