The provincial government has recently appointed three new provincial court judges. Two judges have been appointed to northern B.C. and one will sit in Victoria.
Scott Mulder has been appointed as the sole judge in Quesnel. Mulder will be filling the position that is being made vacant by a retiring judge. He grew up in the Kitimat area and is currently working as a lawyer in Terrace.
“I am sad to leave Terrace after 23 years but I am excited for the opportunity in Quesnel,” said Mulder.
Mulder has 22 years of experience in family and criminal law. He has worked as counsel for the Nisga’a Lisims Government in child protection matters. Mulder obtained his law degree from the University of Victoria where he graduated in 1997. He was called to the bar in 1998 and articled in Terrace.
Nina Purewal will sit in the northern region and her recent appointment will help facilitate the ongoing Northern Bail Pilot Project. She also obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria graduating in 2005. She also holds a master’s degree in international human rights which she obtained from Oxford University in 2013. She has worked as a provincial government child and youth advocate as duty counsel and as Crown counsel in the Smithers office.
Michael Munro will be sitting in Victoria and will help fill the role that was left vacant by a senior judge who retired on Dec. 3, 2021. Munro has been a sole practitioner since being called to the B.C. bar in 1991. Much like Mulder and Purewal, Munro also holds his law degree from the University of Victoria.
The three new judges will be appointed on Jan. 31.