February 27th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

The Team here at FH&P Lawyers LLP want to extend their congratulations to Steven Schwartz on his appointed to the Supreme Court of B.C. as a Master of the Court by the Government of British Columbia. Steven Schwartz, who takes his seat in Kelowna, effective Feb. 19, 2019, was the treasurer of the Kelowna Bar Association and was involved in facilitating access to justice through volunteer work with Access Pro Bono at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society law clinic.

With Steven's appointment, FH&P Lawyers are happy to welcome the clients from the law firm of Schwartz & Co., and we are excited to welcome Wendy Cheung (former associate for Steven Schwartz) and Romney Austin, (paralegal from Schwartz & Co.) to the FH&P team. FH&P Lawyers is comprised of 20 practicing lawyers, and many skilled paralegals and legal assistants. We are proud to have served the Okanagan for over a century, and we invite you to click here to learn more about our individual lawyers and how to contact them.

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