Fireside Chat with Chief Judge Gillespie: Insights on Becoming a Judge

  • 23 Jun 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 666 Burrard St Suite 1700 Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8


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The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society (FACL BC) is thrilled to present an exclusive fireside chat with Chief Judge Gillespie of the Provincial Court of British Columbia. This event promises to be an engaging and informative session that will shed light on the process of becoming a Provincial Court judge in British Columbia. 

Are you a lawyer or law student eager to explore the intricacies of the judicial appointment process? Curious about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for aspiring judges? Then this event is for you, don’t miss your chance to hear from the Chief Judge.

Chief Judge Gillespie, the second female Chief Judge of the Provincial Court, will draw from her wealth of experience and extensive knowledge to provide valuable insights into the journey to becoming a Provincial Court judge. With a career marked by dedication, accomplishment and an unwavering commitment to justice, Chief Judge Gillespie offers a unique perspective on the application process and the qualities sought in candidates.


11:30am - Registration, Networking and Lunch

12:10pm - Opening Remarks

12:20pm - Fireside Chat

12:50pm - Q&A

1:00pm - Post Event Networking (optional)

1:30pm - Event End

Special Guests

  • Honourable Judge Brent Hoy (retired), FACL BC Gala Keynote Speaker 2023
  • Honourable Judge Patrick Chen (retired), FACL BC Gala Keynote Speaker 2013

Thank you to Stikeman Elliott LLP for your continued support of FACL BC and for providing us with lunch and refreshments. Space is capped, and this event is expected to sell out.

666 Burrard St Suite 1700 Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8


By attending this event, you agree to abide by the FACL BC Event Code of Conduct.

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