Dec. 22, 2005
FREDERICTON (CNB) - R. Leslie Jackson will become associate chief judge of the provincial court of New Brunswick effective Jan. 9, 2006.
Justice Minister Brad Green announced the appointment today.
"I am pleased to welcome Judge Jackson as our new associate chief judge," Green said. "I know that he will continue to serve New Brunswick well in this new role at the provincial court."
Jackson's appointment is for 10 years, and he is eligible for reappointment at the end of the term. He replaces Patricia Cumming, who is stepping down as associate chief judge but will remain a provincial court judge.
Jackson received his law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1970, and became a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick that year. He gained extensive experience as a lawyer in private practice before being appointed to the provincial court Nov. 7, 1997.
Jackson has been involved in many community service organizations, including serving as president of the N.B. Special Olympics, president of the Kiwanis Club of Fredericton, director of the Fredericton Youth Hockey Association and treasurer of Jobs Unlimited.
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