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Provincial Court Extends Suspension of Most In-Person Hearings
January 8, 2021

The Provincial Court is extending its suspension of most trials, preliminary inquiries and in-person hearings to Feb. 16, due to the increased spread of COVID-19 across the province and the need for enhanced public health protocols to reduce its spread. More

Court Extends Jury Trial Postponement
December 21, 2020

The Court of Queen's Bench is extending the previously announced postponement of jury trials in the province. All jury trials scheduled to begin before March 31, 2021, have been postponed, with options for accused individuals to re-elect judge-alone trials if they choose. The Court will continue to monitor the situation and adjust its operations accordingly.

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Two Judges Appointed to Court of Queen's Bench
December 11, 2020

The Honourable Colin D. Clackson and the Honourable Leah Schatz have been appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon. At the time of his appointment, Justice Clackson practiced law for WMCZ, a firm which he helped found in 1996. Justice Clackson is appointed to the General Divison, replacing Justice Ron Mills, who elected supernumerary status Dec. 1, 2020. Justice Schatz was a partner at MLT Aikins LLP in Saskatoon at the time of her appointment to the Family Law Division. She replaces Justice Donna Wilson, who retired April 30, 2020. More

Provincial Court Suspends Most Trials, Hearings
December 9, 2020

The Provincial Court is suspending most trials, preliminary inquiries and in-person hearings from Dec. 14 to Jan. 15, due to the increased incidence of COVID-19 across the province and the need for enhanced public health protocols to reduce its spread. More

New Chief Judge appointed to Provincial Court
Dec. 4, 2020

The Honourable Shannon Metivier will be the next Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan. Judge Metivier will replace current Chief Judge James Plemel, who is retiring, effective March 1, 2021. Judge Metivier has served as a judge of the Provincial Court since 2013. More

New Judges Appointed to Court of Queen's Bench
November 19, 2020

The Honourable Melanie Baldwin and the Honourable Cara Haaf have been appointed to the Family Law Division of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan. At the time of her appointment, Justice Baldwin was the Registrar and Executive Legal Officer of the Court of Appeal, having previously held the same role in the Court of Queen's Bench. She replaces Justice Jerome Tholl, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal, on the Regina Bench. Justice Haaf was a partner at Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP in Saskatoon. She has appeared at all levels of court, practicing mostly in the area of family law. She replaces Justice Geoff Dufour in Saskatoon. More

Court Postpones Jury Trials Until New Year
November 19, 2020

The Court of Queen's Bench has postponed jury trials in the province due to the increased spread of COVID-19. All jury trials scheduled to begin before the new year, have been postponed, with options for accused individuals to re-elect judge-alone trials, if they choose. The Court will continue to monitor the situation and adjust its operations accordingly.
More: Updated Notice      News Release

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