The Honourable Gene Anne Smith
1997 - 2005 Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench
2005 - 2012 Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
Gene Anne Smith was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA in 1941. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and was awarded her Bachelor of Arts in 1963. The following four years she did graduate study in philosophy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, completing all but her dissertation for her Ph.D. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan from 1967 to 1970 at which time she was accepted into law school at the University of Saskatchewan.
She graduated with her LL.B. in 1974 winning the gold medal award. She articled and then worked as an associate at McKercher, McKercher, Stack, Korchin and Laing until 1979 when she accepted a position with the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. She taught law for 18 years until her appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1997. She was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2005 and retired from the judiciary in 2012.
She now makes her home in Niagara-on-the-Lake with her husband David, her daughter, Sarah, and her grandson, Ryder.