New chief judge appointed to Alberta provincial court

Judge Derek G. Redman has been appointed chief judge of the provincial court of Alberta, effective Aug. 1. 

Judge Redman has been appointed for a seven-year term. Judge Terry Matchett, who has served as chief judge since 2013, will continue to serve as a judge of the provincial court.

“My most heartfelt congratulations to Judge Redman on his appointment. As an experienced jurist, he has served Albertans well, and I am confident Judge Redman will provide expert leadership as the courts navigate the way forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

Judge Redman graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., in 1981, and then articled and practised with Cook, Snowdon and Laird in Calgary. He moved to Lethbridge in 1984, where he practised with Davidson & Williams. Judge Redman was appointed Queen’s counsel in 2000, was appointed a provincial court judge in 2007 and assistant chief judge in 2017.

“I want to thank Chief Judge Matchett for his service during his term as chief judge. His guidance and leadership of the courts during the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic has been exceptional. We wish him continued success as he continues to serve as a judge in Alberta’s provincial court.” Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

The chief judge’s role in Alberta’s provincial court is to effectively manage the court in the interest of the public while ensuring the efficient administration of justice. The chief judge represents provincial court judges and acts as an advocate of the court, along with several other administrative duties. He or she is recommended for appointment by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General from a list of qualified candidates provided by the chief judge selection panel.

Provincial Press Release June 9, 2020 @ 1:18 PM

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