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January 20, 2022

Jennifer Brun appointed as Queen’s Counsel

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HBLC has the honour of announcing to the public that Jennifer Brun is now Jennifer Brun, QC. Under the authority of the Queen’s Counsel Act, the Attorney-General of British Columbia, upon consultation with the Chiefs of all three levels of courts, two members of the Law Society, and one member of the Canadian Bar Association may appoint: “…Provincial officers under the names of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law for the Province of British Columbia” ( s. 2(1), Queen’s Counsel Act).  By statute, the quota of Queen’s Counsel may be no more than 7% of the members of the Bar, but the actual number of Her Majesty’s Counsel in BC numbers about 3.6%.

Jennifer is one of the youngest practising lawyers ever to receive this honour.  She was called to the Bar of BC in 2010, and practised with a leading insurance defence firm in Vancouver, until coming to Harris & Brun Law Corporation in 2016, where she became a director in 2019. She was President of the Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers from 2012-2013, and was on the Provincial Council and Board of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, serving as President from 2020-2021. In December 2021, Jennifer was appointed to the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules Committee, a highly influential position in governance of civil trial practice in the province.

She is very experienced in health law, and is the leader of the firm’s health law practice. Jennifer is the third lawyer in the firm to have “taken silk”:  proud father Robert Brun, QC, was first appointed as a Queen’s counsel in 2004, and fellow founder Lyle Harris, QC, received his appointment in 2009. Daughter and father have become a lethal “tag team” of lawyers in appearances in the Supreme Court and Court Of Appeal.

With Jennifer and strong fellow directors Erin Haupt, Mike Wilhelmson and Rebecca Buchanan, we have a team of senior barristers capable of effectively handling almost any civil trial assignment.  Your HBLC directors look forward to many more years of serving the public together.

Read the full news release from the Attorney General: Thirty lawyers appointed as Queen’s Counsel

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