Madam Justice Julie Lamb

We are pleased and proud to announce that Julie K. Lamb, Q.C. was appointed to become a judge of the B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  In our humble submission, this is not surprising when one considers her many accolades. Julie was called to the bar in 1994 and for many years was a managing partner at Guild Yule LLP. She was named Queen’s Counsel in 2018, was elected a bencher for 2020 to 2021, and was an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Allard School of Law. She was consistently recognized as a leading litigator by Best Lawyers, Benchmark Canada, and Lexpert among others. In addition to these impressive legal achievements Julie is the devoted mother of Matthew, Megan and Liam and officially welcomed her husband, Dan Abel, and his son, Hunter, to their family in July 2019. She was able to juggle those responsibilities with grace, while still making time to contribute to the profession outside of her practice. Amazingly she somehow found time to act as: chair of the CBA Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council of B.C. from 2016 to 2020 (and committee member for two before that); a non-Bencher member of the Discipline Committee in 2017 and 2018; a non-Bencher member of the Complainant’s Review Committee from 2014 to 2016; a longtime contributor to CLE as a presenter; and a co-author of the insurance law chapter in the B.C. annual Review of Law and Practice. We know that Julie will be an outstanding addition to the bench and we wish her all the best in this challenging new calling.