Released on April 27, 2007
Donna Scott, Q.C. has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for Saskatoon.
“Judge Scott’s extensive knowledge of family law and human rights issues will serve her well in her new role as a Provincial Court judge,” Justice Minister Frank Quennell said.
Judge Scott received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan and was called to the Bar in 1982. She was in private practice in Saskatoon until 1986 when she became a Crown Solicitor with Saskatchewan Justice and the Local Registrar for the Unified Family Court. In October 1996, Judge Scott was appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
Judge Scott has been very active in the Saskatoon community as president of the Public Legal Education Association, board member of the Elizabeth Fry Society, chair of the International Development Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan Branch), president of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) and CASHRA’s representative to the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies.
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