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Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

Biography

The Honourable Mr. Justice J.C. Marc Richard

Mr. Justice Richard, B.B.A., LL.B., LL.M. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick. Son of Rhéal and Florine Richard. Educated at the Université de Moncton (B.B.A. - 1980, LL.B. - 1983) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. - 1984). Married Sabra Livingstone in 1986; proud father of one daughter. Called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1985. Worked as a Crown Prosecutor with the New Brunswick Department of Justice until 1988. Joined Barry & O'Neil (later renamed Barry Spalding Richard) in Saint John in 1988 and practiced law as an associate and, from 1993, as a partner. Practiced before all levels of the courts and before numerous administrative tribunals in New Brunswick and before the Supreme Court of Canada. Served various terms on the Council of the Law Society of New Brunswick and was elected Treasurer in 2001, Vice-president in 2002 and President in 2003. Also served several terms on the Council of the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and was elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1992, Vice-president in 1993 and President in 1994. Also served on the national executive of the Canadian Bar Association in 1995-96. Chaired or was a member of various provincial and national committees and task forces of the Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association. Lectured locally, nationally and internationally in various areas of the law including health law, insurance law and civil procedure. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002 and appointed to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick on October 28, 2003. Member of the Council and Board of Directors of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association since 2004 and serves on several committees, including the Ethics Advisory Committee. Lectures on various areas of the law for the National Judicial Institute.


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