March 23, 2007
FREDERICTON (CNB) - A Bathurst lawyer with 17 years of experience will become New Brunswick's newest Provincial Court judge. The appointment of Brigitte Sivret was announced today by Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister T. J. Burke. The appointment is effective April 16, 2007.
"Ms. Sivret is a well-respected and highly regarded lawyer," Burke said. "She brings extensive experience and knowledge in a number of areas law and is welcome addition to the Provincial Court."
Sivret obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa. She was admitted to the bar in 1990. She is currently a practitioner in Bathurst. She has practiced in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation and administrative law, as well as for number of years as a agent for the Attorney General of Canada in federal criminal law matters.
Sivret is also active in her community as a co-chair of the Health Services Review Committee, President of the Reseau ante Nor-est, a member of the board of directors of NB Power and a member of the board of the Societe promotion Grand-Pre.
The appointment of Sivret brings the number of full-time provincial court judges to 26, with four supernumerary judges.
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Kilfoil, communications, Justice, 506-453-6543.