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Provincial Court

Provincial Court Judges

The Honourable Chief Judge Jolène Richard, the first female to occupy the post of Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick was appointed on June 2, 2017. 

Chief Judge Richard, the daughter of Guy Richard, former Chief Justice of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench was appointed a Provincial Court Judge on November 13, 2008.  She had a large litigation practice with the biggest law firm in Atlantic Canada, Stewart McKelvey.  She practiced for 15 years and was a partner in the Moncton office.

The Provincial Court of New Brunswick presently consists of a Chief Judge, an Associate Chief Judge, 22 judges, 12 supernumerary judges and 2 per diem judges as follows (in order of seniority):

The Honorable Judge Jolène Richard
Chief Judge
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on November 13, 2008
Appointed Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on June 2, 2017

The Honorable Judge Mary Jane Richards
Associate Chief Judge
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 3, 2005
Appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on February 28, 2014

The Honorable Judge James G. McNamee
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on November 1, 1974
Appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on June 1, 1997
Appointed Supernumerary status on November 1, 2003
Appointed Per Diem status on April 30, 2011

The Honorable Judge Jacques J. L. Desjardins
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 15, 1981
Appointed Supernumerary status on May 28, 2008

The Honorable Judge Alfred H. Brien
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on August 15, 1988
Appointed Supernumerary status on November 24, 2010

The Honorable Judge Irwin E. Lampert
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on October 1, 1988

The Honorable Judge J. Camille Vautour
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 5, 1989
Appointed Supernumerary status on June 5, 2014

The Honorable Judge William J. McCarroll
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on December 15, 1989
Appointed Supernumerary status on October 3, 2011

The Honorable Judge Joseph C. Michaud
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on July 27, 1990
Appointed Supernumerary status on June 25, 2009

The Honorable Judge R. Leslie Jackson
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on November 7, 1997
Appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on January 9, 2006
Appointed Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on December 15, 2006
Appointed Supernumerary status on January 1, 2014

The Honorable Judge Pierre W. Arseneault
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on October 1, 1988
Appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on December 15, 2006
Appointed Chief Judge of the Provincial Court on January 17, 2014
Appointed Supernumerary status on June 2, 2017

The Honorable Judge Anne M. Jeffries
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on November 7, 1997
Appointed Per Diem status on September 30, 2012

The Honorable Judge David C. Walker
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on November 7, 1997
Appointed Supernumerary status on November 7, 2014

The Honorable Judge Henrik G. Tonning
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on July 29, 1999

The Honorable Judge Yvette Finn
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on August 5, 1999
Appointed Supernumerary status on January 23, 2017

The Honorable Judge Donald J. LeBlanc
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 13, 2000
Appointed Supernumerary status on April 30, 2015

The Honorable Judge Anne Dugas-Horsman
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on August 22, 2001
Appointed Supernumerary status on August 22, 2016

The Honorable Judge Ronald LeBlanc
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 2, 2002
Appointed Supernumerary status on April 3, 2017

The Honorable Judge W. Andrew LeMesurier
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on December 11, 2003

The Honorable Judge Pierre F. Dubé
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on December 11, 2003

The Honorable Judge Brigitte Sivret
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 1, 2007

The Honorable Judge Paul E. Duffie
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 19, 2008

The Honorable Judge Geri Anne Mahoney
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on October 1, 2009

The Honorable Judge Julian A. G. Dickson
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on October 1, 2009

The Honorable Judge Kenneth L. Oliver
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 5, 2012

The Honorable Judge D. Troy Sweet
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 5, 2012

The Honorable Judge Brigitte Volpé
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on April 5, 2012

The Honorable Judge Marco R. Cloutier
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on January 30, 2013

The Honorable Judge Brian C. McLean
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on March 24, 2014

The Honorable Judge R. Andrew Palmer
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on November 7, 2014

The Honorable Judge Suzanne C. Bernard
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on January 27, 2016

The Honorable Judge Denise A. LeBlanc
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on January 27, 2016

The Honorable Judge Éric P. Sonier
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on January 27, 2016

The Honorable Judge Joanne Durette
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 1, 2017

The Honorable Judge Johanne-Marguerite Landry
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 1, 2017

The Honorable Judge Natalie H. LeBlanc
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 1, 2017

The Honorable Judge Lucie N. Mathurin
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 1, 2017

The Honorable Judge Kelly Ann Winchester
Appointed Judge of the Provincial Court on June 1, 2017


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Provincial Court of New Brunswick
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