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Judges and communities consider FASD response

Provincial Court judges are among 400 participants meeting in 12 communities across Saskatchewan today to develop local strategies to deal with individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) involved in the justice system. Other participants include Crown...

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New Queen’s Bench Justice appointed

The Honourable Lana L. Krogan-Stevely has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan, replacing the Honourable Mr. Justice T.C. Zarzeczny, who elected supernumerary status as of Sept. 1, 2012. Justice Krogan-Stevely has held various...

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Nipawin Provincial Court Renovations

Nipawin Provincial Court will undergo renovations during the months of October and November. Starting Oct. 17, 2012, and continuing until tentative completion of renovations on Nov. 14, 2012, Provincial Court matters will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 328-1st...

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Courts to allow media to ‘Tweet’

Effective Sept. 10, 2012, the Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Provincial Court will permit accredited journalists to transmit and receive 'Tweets' and other forms of text from courtrooms across the province, as long as the interaction does not...

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Queen’s Bench amends Rules

The Court of Queen's Bench passed amendments to The Queen's Bench Rules at its June en banc to comply with The Enforcement of Money Judgments Act (EMJA), which came into force May 28, 2012. The amendments include deleting rules pertaining to writs of execution in Part...

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New Queen’s Bench Justice appointed

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...

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Provincial Court issues Practice Directives

The Provincial Court has prepared a series of Practice Directives to help standardize certain proceedings in its criminal courts. The Practice Directives, developed by a committee including judges and members of the bar who practice in Provincial Court, will come into...

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Weyburn Court House Reopens

Effective June 18, the Weyburn Court House will reopen after its renovations. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same, however, court documents, correspondence, notices and tickets should reflect the new address: 301 Prairie Avenue, Weyburn, SK, S4H 0L4. Work on...

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New Provincial Court judge appointed

The Honourable Darin Clayton Chow, Q.C., has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court in Yorkton, replacing the Honourable Brent Klause, who will transfer to the Provincial Court in Saskatoon when a vacancy arises. Judge Chow was a partner in Chow McLeod,...

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New Queen’s Bench Justice appointed

The Honourable Brian Barrington-Foote has been appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in Regina. He will fill the vacancy left by Justice E.J. Gunn, who elected supernumerary status in September 2011. Justice Barrington-Foote has been a partner with MacPherson Leslie...

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Meadow Lake Court House wins award

The Meadow Lake Court House, which opened in November 2010, received an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Justice in Washington, D.C. The award is a result of the Academy's annual 2011 Justice Facilities Review...

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New Provincial Court judge appointed

The Honourable Inez J. Cardinal, Q.C., has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court in Melfort. She will sit temporarily in Meadow Lake until November 2012, when she will sit permanently in Melfort, replacing the Honourable Lorna Dyck, who will be transferring...

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