Congratulations to the women lawyers in BC who have just become QCs

Linda Irene Parsons is a senior partner practising corporate and commercial law with Davis LLP in Vancouver. Her practice focuses on health law, public-private partnerships, banking and finance. She advised the B.C. government on changes to the Business Corporations Act that came into force in 2004.

Cheryl Jolyn Tobias is a lawyer with the federal Department of Justice in Vancouver, where she has practised criminal and civil litigation. She manages the legal excellence program for the Supreme Court of Canada and co-ordinates professional development for the B.C. region.

Alison Lynn Murray is a partner at Murray Jamieson in Vancouver, where she practices general civil litigation. She specializes in insurance, personal injury, professional negligence, sexual assault/historic abuse and class actions. Murray is a frequent lecturer with Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.

Laura Naomi Bakan of Vancouver is a partner at Guild, Yule & Company, where she has practised since 1983. She is a past president of the Vancouver Bar Association.

Janet L. Winteringham of Vancouver has considerable experience both defending and prosecuting criminal cases. She also instructs on preliminary hearings and Provincial Court practice for the advocacy course at UBC’s law faculty.

Martha M. Devlin of Vancouver is the associate chief federal prosecutor and general counsel for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. She has worked exclusively in criminal litigation, specializing in drug and money laundering and proceeds of crime prosecutions. She received the Canadian heads of prosecution award for courage and perseverance in 2008.

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