Judicial appointments announced: Alberta, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan

Armstrong was named Queen’s Counsel in 2016. He earned an LLB from the University of Calgary Law School in 1998 and admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1999. He lives in Calgary with his partner Phil.

Marylène Pilote has been appointed Judge in the Family Division of the Court of Queen’s Bank, New Brunswick, replacing Judge Thomas Cyr of Edmundston, who was elected redundant judge effective December 31, 2020.

Justice Pilote was a partner at Pilote & Plourde in Edmundston, where she practiced civil litigation, family law, insurance law and probate law, served in numerous administrative courts, and hosted various conferences with the Canadian Bar Association. For the New Brunswick Bar, she was vice chair of the admissions committee and a member of the insurance management committee.

Pilote was named Queen’s Counsel in 2014. In 1995 she received her Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Moncton and in 1996 she was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar.

On February 5, the Saskatchewan government announced the appointment of Jeffrey Lubyk as judge in the Prince Albert Provincial Court. Lubyk has worked at Balon Loewen Krishan Klassen in Prince Albert, the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission in Prince Albert, and the Department of Justice and Attorney General. He was assigned to law enforcement officers in Melfort, Prince Albert, and Saskatoon as chief prosecutor.

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