Honourable Bruce Cohen

Ottawa, Ontario
6 November 2009

Honourable Bruce Cohen
Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia


Mr. Justice Cohen was born in Vancouver.  He received his B.A. (1962) and LL.B. (1965) from the University of British Columbia and his LL.M. (1966) from the University of California (Berkeley).  He was called and admitted to the Bar of British Columbia as Barrister and Solicitor in July 1967, and upon his call he joined the law firm of Ladner Downs (now Borden Ladner Gervais).

He was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia in 1978 and served as its Treasurer (President) in 1986.  He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1983 and retired from practice to accept his appointment on March 25, 1987, to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

He is Past President of the Canadian Judges Conference (now the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association), past President of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, and member of the Advisory Group to the Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council.