Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Saskatchewan
OTTAWA, ON, August 6, 2021 / CNW / – The Honorable David Lametti, Attorney General and Attorney General of Canada, announced today the following appointment as part of the judicial application process introduced in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit and diversity of the Canadian population and will continue to ensure the appointment of lawyers who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
David G. Gerecke, QC, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP in Saskatoon, is appointed Judge on Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan. Gentleman. Justice Gerecke replaces Mr. Justice B. Scherman (Saskatoon) who was chosen to effectively become an adjunct judge 5. March, 2021.
“I wish Justice Gerecke good luck in his new role. I know he will serve the people by Saskatchewan as well as a member of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan. “
– The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Justice David G. Gerecke, QC, grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Arts (English) in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (with honors) in 1990, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He was appointed to the bar Saskatchewan 1992 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018.
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Justice Gerecke was managing partner of Regina and Saskatoon Miller Thomson LLP offices. After practicing as a lawyer, he worked for Balfour Moss LLP (now Miller Thomson LLP) in both procedural and commercial law. In recent years, his practice has focused on commercial loans, restructurings and bankruptcies, and merger and acquisition transactions.
Justice Gerecke is featured in Best Lawyers in. accepted Canada (Real Estate), Chambers Canada (Corporate / Commercial), and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring). He is the former chairman of the bankruptcy department of Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He was director and chairman of the board of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and the Persephone Theater. In 2009 he was recognized by the Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan Branch) Award for community service.
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Justice Gerecke has been happily married to Linda since 2011 and has two wonderful stepchildren, Shane and Keith.
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SOURCE Department of Justice Canada
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