Two of seven new judges appointed this week are from the North.
Judge Susan Mengering has spent most of her career in criminal law since her graduation with an LLB from UBC in 2000. Since 2003, Mengering has served as Crown counsel for the Ministry of Justice and initially prosecuted cases in Fort Ware/TsayKeh, Mackenzie, Valemount and McBride. Now based primarily in Prince George, she has worked on increasingly complex files as a trial lawyer and volunteers with community organizations.
Judge Cassandra Malfair is a Crown counsel in Prince George where she is a senior trial Crown and prosecutes major cases. Her experience includes insolvency and constitutional law, as well as regulatory experience in securities and insurance. After graduating with an LLB from UBC in 2000, Malfair held positions in two firms in private practice in Vancouver and Calgary before joining the Ministry of Justice in 2007.
Both Mengering and Malfair will officially start work, as judges, on January 9.
Victoria appointed seven new provincial court judges to address upcoming retirements to ensure the judiciary has the resources to continue to provide access to justice.