December 31, 2005 - Richard N. Billington Appointed Queen’s Counsel
On the last day of Alberta’s centennial year, Justice Minister Ron Stevens announced the appointment of Queen’s Counsel, including Richard Billington of Calgary. Justice Minister Ron Stevens said:
This appointment recognizes that these lawyers have made outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the community at large. This longstanding tradition remains a prestigious symbol of respect in the legal community.
A committee made up of representatives from both the judiciary and the legal profession screens the candidates and makes recommendations to the Minister and Executive Council for approval.
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