Penticton lawyer acclaimed VP of BC Bar Association branch

Local lawyer Michael Welsh will take the reigns as the new VP of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Michael Welsh.

Michael Welsh.

A lawyer based out of Penticton has become the new vice president of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBABC).

Okanagan lawyer Michael Welsh of Mott Welsh and Associates was acclaimed at the CBABC’s provincial council meeting in Richmond on June 20.

“I am greatly honoured that both of these respected organizations have placed this confidence in me and I will serve both these offices with pride and hard work,” Welsh said in a press release.

Welsh is set to take the reigns of the new position in August.

Welsh has served as the CBABC secretary-treasurer for the past year as well as previously serving as an officer of the branch and member of the Provincial Council.

Welsh was recently re-appointed as the director of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute on June 8 in Vancouver, and he is currently vice president of the organization.

Welsh, a lawyer since 1981, is a litigation counsel, mediator and arbitrator throughout the Okanagan area. He graduated from Cornell University in New York and received a degree in law from the University of British Columbia.

The Canadian Bar Association is a professional organization that represents 38,000 lawyers, judges, law teachers and law students from across Canada. The B.C. branch represents over 6,700 members.

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