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Prince Rupert lawyer awarded Queen’s counsel designation

Barry Zacharias is one of 28 lawyers to receive the award in B.C.

Prince Rupert Crown counsel Barry Neville Zacharias received the prestigious Queen’s counsel designation on Dec. 10.

Zacharias, who is administrative Crown counsel for the BC Prosecution Service in Prince Rupert, was one of 28 B.C. lawyers who received the award.

“It feels great, I feel very pleased and very honoured to be given a Queen’s council designation,” said Zacharias. “We all work long at our tasks and hope we’re doing a good job and it’s absolutely lovely when someone decides should be honoured.”

Appointees for the Queen’s council were chosen for their noteworthy achievements in areas such as legal education, community volunteerism and mentorship of new legal professionals.

Zacharias has practised law in northwest B.C. for 18 years, beginning first with family law before transitioning to criminal law and joining the Crown prosecutors office in Prince Rupert three years ago. He has also represented local Indigenous families through the Native Community Law Office in L’ax Ghels in Terrace.

Other appointees included professionals working in First Nations law, criminal law, commercial litigation, family law and mediation.

“Congratulations to each of the recipients of this prestigious designation,” said Attorney General David Eby . “The QC appointment is a very special honour that denotes a superb record of achievement and commitment to our province’s legal system.

“Your valuable work is helping to make British Columbia a stronger and more equitable place to live.”

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