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VOL. 79 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2021
Oliver also has the straight face of a successful poker player. Calm in the
face of drama, he does not give away much to those looking for a sign of
what he may be thinking. This can be difficult for counsel accustomed to
“watching their audience”, and they should be careful of that calm exterior.
Oliver has a quick and decisive mind and a wicked sense of humour.
All who appear before him should remember that Judge Fleck is a cat
person, not a dog person. Know that and let it guide you in your conduct in
The Honourable Judge Andrea Davis
On December 16, 2020, Andrea Davis was appointed
as a judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia.
Sworn in on January 11, 2021, she has been
assigned to the Fraser Region, where her resident
chambers are in Surrey. Her appointment came as
no surprise but was to the great delight of those who
know and love her.
A force in every sense of the word, there is no one better suited to the job
of judging than Andrea. The people of this province and the justice system
will be most ably served by her fierce intelligence, deep compassion, profound
commitment to the law and fairness, common sense and boundless
Born and raised in Kamloops, Andrea is the second youngest of five siblings,
a highly competitive and strong-willed bunch. One had to stand up
and be counted, or get lost in the shuffle. And stand up she did. Intense
debate was a family pastime that allowed Andrea to hone her skills of persuasion
and conflict resolution. Never daunted by her older siblings, it was
clear from the start that Andrea was destined to be an advocate. By the age
of five, she knew she wanted to be a lawyer, exposed to the profession
through the firm now known as Fulton and Co. in Kamloops, where both
her mother and aunt worked as legal assistants.