OTTAWA, May 11, 2007 -- The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:
The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Yukon. He replaces Madam Justice M.F. Southin ( Vancouver) who retired.
Mr. Justice Frankel received a Bachelor of Laws in 1973 and a Bachelor of Science in 1970 from the University of British Columbia and was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1974. He articled with Guild, Yule & Company in Vancouver and in 1974 began his legal career with the federal Department of Justice. Until his appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Mr. Justice Frankel served as Senior General Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada in Vancouver developing an expertise in the areas of Charter litigation, criminal law and constitutional law. Appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1988, Mr. Justice Frankel is a respected lecturer and author. In 2004, he was awarded the UBC Law School Adjunct Professor Outstanding Service Award. Mr. Justice Frankel appeared frequently before the Supreme Court of Canada and was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Director of the Law Courts Inn. He is also an active Board Member of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Vancouver.This appointment is effective immediately.
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