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NEW JUDGE FOR SASKATOON/KINDERSLEY

Released on January 26, 2001

Robert Jackson, Q.C. has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for

Saskatoon/Kindersley.



"Judge Jackson's extensive knowledge of family, criminal, business and farm law

will serve him well in his new role as a Provincial Court judge," acting

Justice Minister John Nilson said.



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

in 1978. Since then, he has practiced law with the firm of Goldstein Jackson

Scharfstein Gibbings in Saskatoon becoming a partner in 1984. Judge Jackson

received his Queen's Counsel appointment in 1996.



Judge Jackson has been a sessional lecturer at the Colleges of Commerce and

Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan since 1978, as well as conducting a

number of seminars in the area of business and farm law.



Judge Jackson takes an active interest in his community and is a regular

volunteer in his children's school and community-based sports activities. He

has served as a board member of the Saskatchewan Squash Association, St.

Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and Habitat for Humanity, as well as working in

fund raising campaigns for the Y.M.C.A. and the United Way.



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For more information, contact:



Debi McEwen

Saskatchewan Justice

Regina

Phone: 787-6043

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