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NEW JUDGE FOR PRINCE ALBERT

Released on January 26, 2001

Gerald M. Morin of Prince Albert has been appointed a judge of the Provincial

Court of Prince Albert.



"Judge Morin's experience in the fields of social work, corrections and

education, coupled with his experience in the practice of law, will serve him

well in his new role as a Provincial Court judge," acting Justice Minister John

Nilson said.



Nilson said Judge Morin's responsibilities will include the development of a

northern Cree court circuit.



"Judge Morin is a northerner and speaks Cree," Nilson said. "I am looking

forward to his leadership in establishing the capacity for Cree language

services in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan."



Judge Morin received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan

in 1987. Since 1988, he has practiced law with the Pandila, Morin, Nahachewsky

Law Office in Prince Albert. After receiving his Bachelor of Laws, Judge Morin

was a sessional lecturer at the Gabriel Dumont Institute Native Justice

Program.



Prior to attending law school, Judge Morin worked as a probation officer,

receiving his Certificate of Social Work in 1978. As an assistant professor at

the University of Manitoba School of Social Work, Judge Morin was the Director

of the Indian Child and Family Services Training Program from 1982 to 1984.



Judge Morin takes an active interest in his community. He has addressed youth

at a number of northern events on the value of education and a professional

career in law; he has served as both a member and President of the Board of the

Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre; and he has served as a member of

the Board of Directors for the Prince Albert Raiders.



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For more information, contact:



Debi McEwen

Saskatchewan Justice

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-6043

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