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King's Counsel Appointments AnnouncedDecember 7, 2022It is a pleasure to announce Andrew, Kevin, and Perlene as the latest recipients of this important designation. This achievement is the culmination of their dedication to the practice of law in their respective areas of expertise. I hope all Island residents will join me in congratulating them on this significant accomplishment.

- Justice and Public Safety Minister and Attorney General of Prince Edward Island Darlene Compton.  

The tradition of King’s Counsel, formally known as Queen’s Counsel, dates back to the 16th century when one or two barristers of the English High Court would be selected to provide legal counsel to the Crown. This annual tradition has continued for 425 years across many Commonwealth countries to recognize exemplary lawyers for their contributions to the field of law, leadership, professionalism, as well as their public and social contributions to improve the lives of all residents.

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