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Local lawyer appointed Queen’s counsel

 

Thirty lawyers have been appointed the honorary title of Queen’s counsel, including a Cranbrook lawyer, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond announced today.

The Queen’s counsel designation is an honour conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution. The successful candidates demonstrate professional integrity and good character and have been a member of the British Columbia bar for at least five years.

“All Queen’s counsel appointees have demonstrated commitment and leadership in the legal profession. I’m confident that this year’s recipients will continue to be leaders in their fields and will build on their significant contributions to B.C.’s justice system,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond. “My congratulations to all appointees of this distinguished designation. The work you have done and continue to do is of great value to our province, our justice system, and for British Columbians.”

Donald Noriyuki Kawano was appointed the title and currently practises at Rella & Paolini law firm in Cranbrook. He has been a distinguished member of the Law Society of B.C. for the past 34 years, serves as director and facilitator of the Cranbrook & District Restorative Justice Society, and is the East Kootenay representative of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBABC).

A distinguishing feature of Kawano’s legal practice is his involvement in the development of alternative legal tools, such as mediation, collaboration and restorative justice.

A call for Queen’s counsel nominations from the public was made in August. All applications were reviewed by an advisory committee, which sought the views of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association and recommended deserving candidates to the Attorney General.

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