Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of New Brunswick
OTTAWA, ON, 19th November 2020 / CNW / – The Honorable David Lametti, Attorney General and Attorney General of Canada, announced today the following appointments under the judicial filing process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit and the diversity of the Canadian population and will continue to ensure the appointment of lawyers who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Michelle Boudreau-Dumas, Family Attorney with the New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission in Campbelltonis appointed Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Family department. Ms. Judge Boudreau-Dumas replaces Mr. Justice MA Robichaud (Bathurst) who chose to become a redundant judge 19th November 2019.
Kathryn Gregory, QC, Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office of New Brunswick in the Frederictonis appointed Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division. Madam Justice Gregory replaces Ms. Justice JL Clendening (Fredericton) who chose to become a redundant judge 15th May 2020. The chief judge has transferred the judge TC Christie (St. John) in this place, therefore the place is in St. John.
“I wish Judges Boudreau-Dumas and Gregory continued success in their new roles. I am confident that they will serve the New Brunswickers and members of the Court of Queen’s Bench well.”
– The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
justice Michelle Boudreau-Dumas is of Cocagne, New Brunswick. She received her LL.B. from the Université de Moncton 1991 and was appointed to the Law Society of New Brunswick in 1992.
Ms. Judge Boudreau-Dumas is fluent in bilingualism and has been a lawyer specializing in family law with the New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission since 2001. Before she held this position, she worked in private practice in the areas of family law, real estate law and inheritance law. she lives in Balmoralwhere she started her practice with her husband from 1996 to 2001 in the law firm of Guy Dumas. She is also trained in mediation and collaboration law.
Judge Boudreau-Dumas has spoken at briefings for the public and their colleagues at the Commission. She was a member of the CBA New Brunswick Family Law Advisory Committee and the Professional Development Committee. She also took an active part in the working group on access to family justice set up by the New Brunswick Minister of Justice in 2009. She was instrumental in combating domestic violence in the EU Restigouche Region and has served as Adviser and Executive Director of the Boards of Notre-Dame House and Restigouche Family Services.
The proud mother of three, Justice Boudreau-Dumas, was a member and chairman of the Parents Committee of the Domaine des Copains School.
justice Kathryn Gregory, QC, was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She attended the University of New BrunswickShe received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction. She also earned a Masters of Arts in Legal Philosophy from Queen’s University in Kingston and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall in Toronto.
Madam Justice Gregory began her legal career in private practice in Fredericton in the Athey, Gregory & Dickson boutique. She worked in general practice for six years before becoming a prosecutor with New Brunswick Public Prosecution Services in 2003. Her years in private practice and law enforcement have brought her extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation, including family, contract, labor, tort and insurance law. Since 2014 Justice Gregory has worked as an attorney for the Appeals and Education Crown and has all criminal appeals to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, with numerous appearances at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2017 she was appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Justice Gregory was an associate professor at the University of New Brunswick Law Faculty. She has also given lectures St. Thomas University, served as a panelist for the National Judicial Institute and has been a frequent guest speaker for a variety of organizations. She is a member of the New Brunswick Law Society’s Complaints Committee and a board member of Jobs Unlimited, which serves people with intellectual disabilities. She is an avid volunteer and player playing the game of cricket in New Brunswick.
Justice Gregory lives in Fredericton with her partner, Mark Outarand is mother of Alexa and stepmother of Sebastien and Jayda.
- Since then, more than 415 judges have been appointed at the Supreme Court level November 2015. These exceptional lawyers represent the diversity that is increasing Canada. Of these judges, more than half are women, and the appointments reflect an increased representation of visible minorities, indigenous people, LGBTQ2S and those who identify themselves as disabled.
- The government of Canada is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. The 2018 budget is providing funding to improve outcomes for Canadian families $ 77.2 million over four years to support the expansion of unified family courts from 2019-2020. This investment in the family justice system will create 39 new judicial positions in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The Federal Courts are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Federal Cabinet and on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.
- The judicial councils over Canada play a key role in evaluating court applications. There are 17 judicial councils on which each province and area is represented.
- Significant reforms to the role and structure of the Judicial Councils have been announced, aimed at improving the independence and transparency of the process 20th October 2016.
SOURCE Department of Justice canada
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