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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

Former Chief Justice of Court of Queen's Bench Passes
October 14, 2020

The Courts note with great sadness the death of the Honourable Robert Laing, former Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench. Laing was appointed to the Court in 1994. He was tasked to lead the North Battleford Water Inquiry in 2001, and was later named Chief Justice in 2006. He served in that capacity until he elected supernumerary status at the end of 2011. He received the Order of Merit for Saskatchewan in 2017. Laing died Saturday, October 10.

Court of Queen's Bench Introduces Binding Pre-trial Conferences
September 30, 2020

The Court of Queen's Bench has amended its rules to provide for binding pre-trial conferences in all civil and family matters. This option allows parties to choose to resolve disputes without going to trial. More

Provincial Court to resume Traffic Court dockets off-site
September 15, 2020

The Provincial Court will resume hearing traffic safety and other provincial offence tickets in Regina and Saskatoon in October. Off-site locations have been found to accommodate the relatively large numbers of people attending the traffic dockets. Trials will continue in their previous location (the court house in Regina and the First Nations Bank Building in Saskatoon). Other traffic safety courts resumed operations earlier in the summer. More

Court of Queen's Bench Issues Updated Directive
August 31, 2020

The Court of Queen's Bench has issued an updated Directive, replacing its earlier Directive and updates to it. The Directive outlines how various court matters will proceed in the Fall, including jury trials, chambers and pre-trial appearances, and civil and family hearings. More

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