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2014 Queen’s Counsel Appointments

Released on December 22, 2014

Fourteen Saskatchewan lawyers will receive the honour of Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) appointments this year.

“The contributions by these distinguished individuals to the legal profession, the justice system, and the people of this province are vast,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “We’re honoured to recognize their hard work and dedication to the profession by appointing them as Queen’s Counsel.”

The 2014 Queen’s Counsel appointments are:
  • Brent Barilla, a lawyer with the Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher law firm in Saskatoon.  He was admitted to the bar in 1990.
  • Barry Bridges, a lawyer with the McDougall Gauley law firm in Estevan.  He was admitted to the bar in 1974.
  • Linda Christensen, Senior Crown Counsel in the Civil Law Division, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.  She was admitted to the bar in 1992.
  • Colin Clackson, a lawyer with the Wallace Meschishnick Clackson Zawada law firm in Saskatoon.  He was admitted to the bar in 1987.
  • Mary Donlevy-Konkin, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General.  She was admitted to the bar in Alberta in 1986 and in Saskatchewan in 1996.
  • Conrad Hadubiak, Chief Legal Officer of the Brandt Group of Companies in Regina.  He was admitted to the bar in 1990.
  • James Kerby, a lawyer with the MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman law firm in Saskatoon.  He was admitted to the bar in 1985.
  • Douglas Kosloski, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan.  He was admitted to the bar in 1994.
  • Deron Kuski, a lawyer with the MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman law firm in Regina.  He was admitted to the bar in 1998.
  • Diana Lee, a lawyer with the Kanuka Thuringer law firm in Regina.  She was admitted to the bar in 1982.
  • Patricia Quaroni, a lawyer with the Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller law firm in Regina.  She was admitted to the bar in 1988.
  • W. Dean Sinclair, Director of Appeals in the Public Prosecutions Division, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.  He was admitted to the bar in 1981.
  • David Stack, a lawyer with the McKercher law firm in Saskatoon.  He was admitted to the bar in 2000.
  • Gail Wartman, a lawyer with the McDougall Gauley law firm in Moose Jaw.  She was admitted to the bar in 1980.  She is the President of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.
Queen’s Counsel appointments are based on recommendations from a selection committee consisting of Saskatchewan's Justice Minister and Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan or the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench (on an alternating basis), and the past presidents of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

Individuals must live in Saskatchewan and must have practiced law for at least ten years in the superior courts of any province or territory of Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland.

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For more information, contact:

Jordan Jackle
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8621
Email: jordan.jackle@gov.sk.ca

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