British Columbia Judicial Appointment Announced

OTTAWA, November 2, 2012 - 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 Kenneth W. Ball, a judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia, in Surrey, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia (Vancouver), to replace Mr. Justice B.M. Davies, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of September 4, 2012.

Mr. Justice Ball received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1976. He was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1977.

Mr. Justice Ball was appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia in 2003. Prior to his appointment, he had been an associate and partner with DuMoulin Black Brazier and Hall since 1977. His main areas of practice were criminal law and civil litigation.

Mr. Justice Ball was an elected member of the executive of the British Columbia Provincial Court Judges Association from 2003 to 2007. He has been the editor of the Continuing Legal Education publication, Small Claims Act and Rules - Annotated, since 2004. He was a contributing author to the British Columbia Court Judges Electronic Bench Book on the statutory jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court.

This appointment is effective immediately.