Victoria lawyers gain QC designation

Both Capital Region recipients work with Ministry of Justice

Two Ministry of Justice employees in Victoria are among this year’s crop of 30 B.C. lawyers honoured with the Queen’s counsel distinction.

Carmen Rogers, who works as a Crown counsel in the criminal justice branch, is on the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. executive and has been involved in the association’s international development program, national criminal justice section and law student mentorship program.

Michael Shepherd has been with the ministry’s legal services branch for 28 years. He co-chairs its professional standards committee and regularly offers legal advice to government departments such as Treasury Board and Office of the Comptroller. He also served on the board of Our Place Society and its predecessor for 12 years.

The Queen’s counsel designation is conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution. Successful nominees demonstrate professional integrity, good character and have been a member of the British Columbia bar for at least five years.

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