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John Klebuc

The Honourable Mr. Justice John Klebuc

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1993 - 2006   Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
2006 - 2013   Chief Justice of Saskatchewan
2013 - 2015   Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

John Klebuc was born in 1940 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. In 1964 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Law degree. He was admitted to the Saskatchewan bar in 1965. He worked in private practice for 28 years, practicing in the areas of commercial and business law, commercial real estate, and resource law.  

Mr. Klebuc was actively involved in legal education, the Canadian Bar Association, and served on the board of several non-profit organizations. He taught at the University of Regina and lectured at Law Society of Saskatchewan legal education seminars. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985.

In 1993 he was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan. He served in that role until 2006, when he was appointed Chief Justice of Saskatchewan.

As Chief Justice, he led the development of a comprehensive digital case management system known as eCourt. He also chaired the Canadian Judicial Council’s Judicial Computer Technology Sub-Committee.

In June 2013, he stepped down from the position of Chief Justice and served as a supernumerary judge until he retired from the bench in April 2015.

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