Nov. 10, 2000
FREDERICTON (CNB) - A new judge was sworn in to the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench today in Bathurst.
Justice Réginald Léger of Caraquet will replace Justice Alexandre Dechênes, who was appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal on July 28.
Léger is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of New Brunswick and was admitted to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1974. He began his legal career in Bathurst with the New Brunswick Department of Justice as a Crown prosecutor. In 1977, Léger joined the Caraquet firm of Alie LeBouthillier in general practice with a primary interest in civil litigation, family law and criminal matters. During his years in practice, Léger has appeared before various administrative tribunals, and for several years was the Expropriations Advisory Officer for New Brunswick. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1991.
MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey Cole, communications, Department of Justice, 506-453-6543.