Newly appointed provincial supreme court judge has Revelstoke roots

Madam Justice Sheila Tucker will be resident in New Westminster.

Supreme Court Justice Sheila Tucker. Photo: submitted.

Born and raised in Revelstoke, Sheila Tucker is among three newly appointed provincial supreme court judges. Tucker replaces Madam Justice B.J. Brown, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective February 19, 2019.

A Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia media statement says Tucker received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1991, both from the University of British Columbia. She obtained a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1992 and was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1993. She began her career in the area of administrative law, practising at several national law firms and, for a time, serving as in-house legal counsel for the British Columbia Labour Relations Board.

For the last decade, a substantial portion of her practice focused on public law, including Charter litigation. Beginning in 2016, she practised general litigation and public law at Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer LLP, with an emphasis on legal research and analysis.

Justice Tucker is a past co-chair of the Human Rights Section of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. She was awarded the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association’s Liberty Award for Excellence in Legal Advocacy in 2013, and the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch) Harry Rankin, QC, Pro Bono Award in 2016. She was designated Queen’s Counsel in 2016

Madam Justice Tucker will be resident in New Westminster.