The Honourable F. Neil Turcotte has been appointed a judge of the Family Division, Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. He will replace Mr. Justice R.S. Smith, who transferred to the General Division June 19, 2012. Justice Turcotte was most recently a partner with MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP, where he’d worked as a lawyer since 1999. Prior to that, he was a partner with the firm Cuelenaere Kendall Katzman & Watson from 1990 to 1999.
His main practice areas were wills, estates and civil litigation, and he has a recognized expertise in family law. Justice Turcotte has been chair of the French Juristes section of the Canadian Bar Association in Saskatchewan. As well, he’s been involved as a member and board member of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and the l’Association des juristes d’expression francaise.