The Honourable John E. Hall graduated from the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1963 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1964. He was called to the Yukon Bar in 1970. From 1965 to 1968, he was employed in the Office of the Vancouver City Prosecutor. From 1969 until his appointment to the British Columbia Supreme Court, he was an associate and partner in the firm of DuMoulin Black in Vancouver.
He acted as counsel to the Crown in the well-known case of mass murderer Clifford Olson. In 1978, he acted as counsel to the royal commission on female offenders and, in 1986, was appointed as commissioner of the federal inquiry investigating matters relating to the Westbank Indian Band and certain provisions of the Indian Act. In 1988, he acted as counsel to the British Columbia Corrections Branch during the inquiry before Mr. Justice Ian L. Drost concerning the Oakalla prison escape.
Dr. J. Peter Meekison is currently Chancellor and Board Chair of Royal Roads University. He is an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Victoria and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Dr. Meekison served as Alberta's deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs for seven years and participated in both the Meech Lake Accord and Charlottetown Accord negotiations. In June 1986 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. In June 1993, he was named a commissioner on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.