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Provincial Court Judge Appointed in Yorkton

The Honourable Lynn Hintz has been appointed to Provincial Court in Yorkton. Judge Hintz received her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. She joined the Federal Prosecution Service after her call to the Bar, and later worked in the Office of the Prosecutor for a UN-backed international criminal tribunal in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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Queen’s Bench To Cancel Most COVID Restrictions

The Court of Queen’s Bench will return to pre-pandemic operations this fall, with several specific exceptions, including off-site jury trials. The Court today issued a Directive Update that replaces its current Directive effective Sept. 7, 2021. The Update anticipates a return to normal

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Judge Appointed to Court of Queen’s Bench

The Honourable David G. Gerecke has been appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. At the time of his appointment, Justice Gerecke was managing partner for both the Regina and Saskatoon offices of Miller Thomson LLP. He received his law degree from the...

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Court of Appeal to Resume In-Person Hearings

The Court of Appeal will return to in-person hearings in September, although counsel and self-represented individuals will be able to choose whether to attend in-person or virtually. As well, members of the public and the media will be able to listen or observe the hearings.

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Queen’s Bench Updates COVID-19 Protocols

The Court of Queen's Bench provided updated information to court users regarding COVID-19 protocols. Masks are no longer required to be worn to enter a court house, however, the presiding judge may still require that masks be worn and that physical distance be...

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Provincial Court Issues Re-opening Notice

All permanent court points and most circuit court points have returned to regular sitting schedules. Check the Court Location and Sittings page for more information. Individuals attending a court facility may wear a mask unless they are asked to remove it by a judge,...

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Saskatoon Traffic Docket Will Resume by Phone

Saskatoon Traffic Safety Court will resume hearing docket matters July 9, 2021, with appearances by telephone only. Anyone with a ticket requiring a first appearance will need to call in, following instructions provided by the Court. Traffic Safety Court trials...

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Judge Appointed to Court of Queen’s Bench in Estevan

The Honourable Keith D. Kilback has been appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in Estevan. Justice Kilback was a partner with Kanuka Thuringer LLP in Regina at the time of his appointment. He practiced in the areas of civil litigation, administrative law, and...

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Regina Traffic Docket To Resume by Phone

Regina Traffic Safety Court's first appearances will resume June 18, 2021, with appearances by telephone only. Anyone with a ticket requiring a first appearance will need to call in, following instructions provided by the Court. Traffic Safety Court trials resumed...

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Lloydminster Office Will Become Circuit Point

Chief Judge Shannon Metivier today announced that effective Sept. 1, 2021, Lloydminster will be converted into a circuit court location, to be served from North Battleford. While the office will close, the Court will continue to use the existing courtroom when it sits...

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Regina Sheriff’s Office Relocated

Effective May 14, 2021, the Court of Queen’s Bench Sheriff’s Office in Regina relocated to the 3rd Floor of the Victoria Tower Building, 1855 Victoria Avenue. As with the existing location, the new Sheriff’s Office will remain closed to foot traffic due to ongoing...

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Court of Queen’s Bench Extends Jury Trial Postponement

The Court of Queen's Bench has further extended its postponement of jury trials in the province due to the public health risks posed by the spread of COVID-19. All jury trials scheduled between May 1 and June 30, 2021, are postponed and anyone who received a juror...

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Judge Appointed to Provincial Court in Meadow Lake

The Honourable Michael Tomka has been appointed to Provincial Court in Meadow Lake. Judge Tomka received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997. Since then, he's gained extensive civil litigation experience, including time with SGI's in-house legal...

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Court of Appeal Appoints New Registrar

Amy Groothuis has been appointed the Registrar of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, effective February 1, 2021 The Honourable Robert G. Richards, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Groothuis as Registrar of the Court of...

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Judge Appointed to Provincial Court

The Honourable Jeffrey Lubyk has been appointed to Provincial Court in Prince Albert. Judge Lubyk received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998 and since that time has focused primarily on criminal law, working first in private practice, then...

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