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Queen's Counsel

Today, Alison was honoured with the designation of Queen's Counsel (QC).


The QC designation recognizes lawyers in British Columbia for distinctive merit and exceptional contributions to the legal profession. Successful candidates will have demonstrated professional integrity and good character, and must have been a member of the British Columbia bar for at least five years. The designation is governed by the Queen’s Counsel Act and bestowed annually by the lieutenant governor upon the endorsement of the attorney general.


Alison was recognized as "a leading constitutional and administrative lawyer who worked for much of her career alongside one of Canada’s top lawyers, the late Joe Arvay, QC. Alison has been counsel on some of the country’s most important public-interest cases — including issues such as assisted dying and solitary confinement — and has appeared repeatedly at the Supreme Court of Canada and at all levels of court in the province. Alison has made an enormous contribution to legal scholarship, education and served as a mentor for numerous young lawyers."


The full news release is available here.

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