Keith Bracken

BA (Saskatchewan), LL.B (Saskatchewan)

The Honourable Keith Bracken started his professional career as a member of the RCMP, posted at several detachments in Saskatchewan. After nearly ten years with the Force, He left to attend University. He completed both his Bachelor of Arts and his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Saskatchewan and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1977.

Mr. Bracken practiced law in Victoria prior to his appointment to the Provincial Court of British Columbia in 1991. For several years, he presided in Victoria and then Duncan. In 2007, Justice Bracken was appointed to the British Columbia Superior Court, and in 2008, he became a Deputy Judge for the Yukon and Nunavut Territories. He has conducted trials in Whitehorse and has travelled extensively throughout Nunavut for circuit court.

Throughout his years on the Bench, Mr. Bracken has been actively involved in the delivery of continuing legal education to judges, members of the bar, and police officers. He has also dedicated many years to teaching and mentoring law students as a sessional lecturer in the areas of Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure, at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Akitsiraq Law School, and Thompson Rivers University’s Faculty of Law.

Mr. Bracken retired from the Bench in 2018 and in 2021 he returned to the practice of law. He currently practices in the area of Family Law at MacLean Law in Vancouver.