The Government of British Columbia has appointed a new Supreme Court of B.C. master to ensure the judiciary has the resources to continue providing access to justice.
The appointment of Stuart Cameron, who will take his seat in Vancouver, is effective Nov. 26, 2018. He joined the Supreme Court of B.C. as district registrar in 2011 and has served as registrar since 2014. Prior to joining the court, Cameron had a 20-year legal career with the Law Society of B.C. and in private practice concentrated on civil litigation and administrative law, including roles pertaining to the investigation, management and oversight of professional conduct and discipline. Additionally, he has served on the Attorney General’s Rules Committee and Court Rules Committee.
- Thirteen Supreme Court masters sit at Supreme Court locations throughout the province: Vancouver, Victoria, New Westminster, Kamloops, Kelowna and Nanaimo.
- Presiding in civil chambers and registrar hearings, a master makes decisions about pre-trial motions and procedural orders.
- How a master is appointed:
- Lawyers submit applications, which are reviewed by an ad hoc committee made up of B.C.’s deputy attorney general, a justice of the Supreme Court of B.C., a representative of the Law Society of B.C. and the president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. branch.
- Following consultation with the Chief Justice, the attorney general makes a recommendation to cabinet, which makes appointments through an order-in-council.
Read about the B.C. Supreme Court: www.courts.gov.bc.ca/supreme_court/