Nov. 17, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - A well-known Moncton lawyer, Jolène Richard, will become New Brunswick's newest provincial court judge, Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister T.J. Burke has announced.
"Ms. Richard is a well-respected and experienced lawyer and a welcome addition to the provincial court," Burke said.
Richard obtained her law degree from the Université de Moncton in 1992. She was admitted to the New Brunswick bar in 1993 and has practised law for 15 years.
She has extensive litigation experience before the trial and family division of the Court of Queen's Bench and has appeared before the Court of Appeal.
Richard has been a partner with the Stewart McKelvey law firm since 1998. She has also served as a member of the boards of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation, Théâtre de l'Escaouette, the Capitol Foundation and the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital Foundation.
MEDIA CONTACT: Elaine Bell, communications, Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs, 506-444-3269.