Released on June 23, 2017
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Mackenzie as a judge to the Provincial Court in La Ronge.
“Judge Mackenzie is an exceptional appointment to the bench,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. “He has made valuable contributions to the legal community in La Ronge and across the province for more than 30 years. His extensive knowledge, experience and commitment to public service will certainly enhance the judicial system in our province.”
Judge Mackenzie received a Law Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985 and a Master of Laws in 2005. He began his career as a lawyer with Sandstrom and Scott in Saskatoon. He went on to work as a lawyer and Legal Director with the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission in Meadow Lake and La Ronge. Judge Mackenzie has spent the last 11 years with Public Prosecutions in La Ronge and most recently served as the Regional Crown Prosecutor.
Judge Mackenzie has been very active in his community having served as President of the Lac La Ronge Conservancy Inc. and as a board member and Chair of North Sask Special Needs Housing, Employment, Recreation Inc. He is a member of the La Ronge ski and canoe clubs and has a passion for long distance sports including running, skiing and cycling.
Judge Mackenzie replaces Judge R. Lane who is relocating to the Provincial Court in Prince Albert.
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