Nov. 17, 2003
SAINT JOHN (CNB) - Justice William T. Grant of Saint John was sworn in Saturday, Nov. 15 as a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division.
Prior to his appointment to the bench by the federal government in October, Grant was a partner in the Saint John law firm Gorman, Nason and was practicing principally in the fields of litigation, estate law, employment law and administrative law.
He graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and a Bachelor of Business Education in 1973. From 1973-75 he taught English at Simonds High School in Saint John. He graduated from the UNB Law School in 1978, and was called to the bar the same year. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1996.
Prior to joining Gorman, Nason in 1982, he practiced law with the firm of Marquis, Faloon and Grant. He has experience in all levels of courts in New Brunswick, both civil and criminal.
Justice William T. Grant. (Large photo.)
Grant was a member of the Saint John Law Society and the Law Society of New Brunswick Council. He also taught law at the University of New Brunswick.
Active in his community, he has been closely involved with the Waterfront Development Partnership in Saint John, the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative, the Saint John Development Corporation, Saint John Regional exhibition centre, St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, the Harbour Station Commission, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Saint John, the John Howard Society of Saint John and the Knights of Columbus Council 937. He also served terms on the Saint John Planning Advisory Committee and the Mayor's Task Force for Developing a Strategic Plan for Saint John.
Married with two children, Grant will be assigned to Saint John. He replaces Justice R.J. Guerette, who has chosen to become a supernumerary judge.
MEDIA CONTACT: John White, communications, Justice, 506-453-6543.