“Cook Roberts LLP will remember Ralston as an exceptional lawyer, business partner, mentor and friend.”

Ralston’s preferred areas of practice include commercial relationships and transactions, real estate development and institutional representations, such as Hospital Authorities, Government agencies, and the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia.

Ralston has been involved in his community and nationally as a volunteer on a number of organizations.

Ralston has also served the legal profession in British Columbia in various capacities over his career including in the Law Society of British Columbia where he was President in 2005 and a Bencher from 1999 to 2005. While with the Law Society he served on a wide variety of committees and chaired both the Ethics Committee and the Credentials Committee.

Professional Membership and Activities

  • Member, Law Society of BC, Canadian Bar Association, Victoria Bar Association
  • Former President, Law Society of BC, 2005
  • Life Bencher, Law Society of BC
  • Former Member, Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Land Title and Survey Authority of BC
  • Member, Committee on Electronic Filing, Land Title and Survey Authority of BC
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Land Title Practice Manual, CLEBC
  • Presenter, Professional Legal Training Course, Law Society of BC
  • Member, Task Force on Conveyancing Practices, Law Society of BC
  • Chair, Task Force on Title Insurance Issues, Law Society of BC
  • Former Director, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
  • Former President and Director, Victoria Bar Association
  • Former Instructor, Real Property, Business Acquisitions, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
  • Member, Law Society Discipline and Credentials Hearing Panel Pool, Law Society of BC

Community Involvement

  • Former Provincial Appointee, Victoria Police Board
  • Former Chair and Director, United Way of Canada
  • Former President and Director, United Way of Greater Victoria
  • Former President and Director, Need Crisis Line (Victoria)
  • Former Treasurer and Director, Uplands Golf Club
  • Former Chair, Rotary Club of Victoria Housing Society

Awards and Recognition

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1990
  • Recipient, Alumni Award of  Distinction, UBC Faculty of Law, 2006