Criminal Justice Branch Assistant Deputy Attorney General

Executive Member Biography

Assistant Deputy Attorney General
BC Prosecution Service

Peter Juk, QC, was appointed Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the BC Prosecution Service on October 20, 2016.

Peter brings a wealth of practical experience to the ADAG position. He first joined the Branch in 1992. Since then he has done extensive trial and appellate work, including major crime files. For most of the period from 1994 to 2003, he was in private practice, doing criminal, civil, and commercial litigation and arbitrations. He returned to public service in 2003, first as legal counsel with the Legal Services Branch, then rejoining the BC Prosecution Service in 2005.

He was designated Queen’s Counsel in 2010.

In April 2011, Peter became the Regional Crown Counsel for Vancouver Island-Powell River Region. In February 2013, Peter was made Director of Special Prosecutions and Appeals of the Crown Law Division.

He is well-respected as a barrister, an active contributor to legal education, and a person with sound leadership skills. Peter has a profound appreciation for the role of Crown counsel, the values that guide Crown decision-making and the complexities of the work.

He has instructed for the University of British Columbia Law School, University of Victoria Law School, the Continuing Legal Education Society, the Professional Legal Training Course, and the Canadian Bar Association.