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Judges > Lian Schwann

Madam Justice Lian Schwann

Justice Lian M. Schwann was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan in 2017. Justice Schwann received a Bachelor of Arts in 1976 from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, U.S.A., and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980. She was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1981 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2007. Justice Schwann began her legal career as an associate with McDougall Gauley. She was a senior Crown Counsel with the Civil Law Division for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, and the Registrar of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan and Registrar in Bankruptcy. In 2011, Justice Schwann was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench as the resident judge for the Judicial Centre of Moose Jaw, and in 2016 was transferred to the court’s general division in the Judicial Centre of Regina. Justice Schwann has served in various capacities with the Canadian Bar Association. She was chair of the Saskatchewan Crown Counsel Association, and a member of Justice Employment Equity Committee.  Justice Schwann was also a sessional lecturer at the First Nations University of Canada at the University of Regina teaching a class in Environmental and Public Health Law and Ethics. She is a frequent presenter at seminars, workshops and in-service training events, as well as a lecturer and panelist at numerous conferences.