William Everett, QC Receives a UBC Law Alumni Association Achievement Award


William (Bill) Everett, QC received an Alumni Award of Distinction by the UBC Faculty of Law Alumni Association at the 2012 Law Alumni Achievement Awards held on April 12, 2012.

The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes the outstanding achievements of UBC Faculty of Law alumna/alumnus whose endeavours in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas have brought honour to the Faculty and made a significant contribution to his/her field.

Lawson Lundell congratulates Bill on this well-deserved honour.


Bill received his BA from the University of Manitoba in 1968 and his LLB from the UBC Faculty of Law in 1971. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. Bill’s legal practice encompasses a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, mediation and arbitration.

His contributions to the legal community are many and varied. In 1998 he was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of BC and served as President from 2003 to 2004. From 2003 to 2010 he served as Co-Chair of the Justice Review Task Force, which assisted in the successful implementation of significant reforms to the laws and procedures as they relate to family law, street crime and civil rules of procedure. He participated as a member of the faculty of the National Judicial Institute’s “Evidence and Fact-Finding Workshop” from 2007 to 2010, which involved demonstrating courtroom evidentiary issues to judges from across Canada. He has also lectured at various CLE conferences on complex litigation, construction law and professional responsibility.

Beyond the practise of law, Bill has been a leader in the community. He has served as Board Chair of Crofton House School and Board Chair of St. Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster, BC. He has also served on the Boards of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. He was also an elected member of the University Endowment Lands Rate Payers Association and of the Planning Advisory Committee for the Development of an Official Community Plan for UBC.