Local lawyers honoured

Three Red Deer lawyers have received Queen’s Counsel appointments. Brent Handel, Donna Purcell and Gordon Yake were recognized by Verlyn Olson, Q.C., minister of Justice and Attorney General.

Three Red Deer lawyers have received Queen’s Counsel appointments.

Brent Handel, Donna Purcell and Gordon Yake were recognized by Verlyn Olson, Q.C., minister of Justice and Attorney General.

The 104 recipients for 2011 include lawyers from both the public and private sector who have practised in communities across the province.

“This designation recognizes the excellent skill and expertise exhibited by lawyers in Alberta,” said Olson.

“It is also a mark of the outstanding contributions they have made to the profession and in their communities.”

In Alberta, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the Queen’s Counsel recipients. Traditionally, the appointments are made every second year.