Robert Janes, QC

On behalf of JFK, we are very pleased to announce that Robert Janes has joined the ranks of Queen’s Counsel. This honour recognizes lawyers of long standing at the bar, who demonstrate professional integrity, good character and excellence in the practice of law.

Robert’s excellence as legal counsel is well established. He has a broad range of litigation experience, but stands apart for the major contributions he has made to the area of aboriginal law. He adds the honour of QC to his national recognition by Lexpert as leading counsel in aboriginal law since 2001 and most frequently recommended counsel in the field of aboriginal law since 2009. It also follows his recognition by Chambers and Partners in 2014 as a “notable practitioner” for his litigation work.

Robert has acted as lead counsel for a party or intervener in a long list of leading aboriginal law cases, and has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada in a dozen cases. Robert also acts for First Nations in their modern land claims negotiations under the BC Treaty process. His client, the Te’mexw Treaty Association, is the seventh group in BC to advance to the Final Stage of the Process.

Robert’s commitment to the profession, his integrity and his character are properly celebrated by this honour. His dedication to contributing to ongoing legal education, to maintaining respectful and collegial relations among counsel, and to providing the highest standards of devoted legal service make this award particularly merited.

Congratulations on this prestigious honour Robert. We are so proud of you!

Sincere congratulations to all of the other appointments to Queen’s Counsel in 2015.

For those of you who missed the surprise celebration reception last Friday at JFK Victoria, here are some of the fabulous photos taken by Pamela Bethel: