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NEW JUDGE FOR YORKTON

Released on November 27, 2008

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Brenton Myles Klause, Q.C. has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for Yorkton.

Judge Klause received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1978 and was admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 1980. He has had a successful career as a Crown Prosecutor with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005.

In addition, Judge Klause has been a frequent lecturer on many topics related to criminal law.

"We are pleased that we are able to ask such an experienced and competent litigator to serve on the Bench," Justice Minister Don Morgan said.

Judge Klause has been very active in his community while residing in Saskatoon. He has managed a football and a soccer team, sat on the Board of the Mendel Gallery as Chair of the Collections Committee, and is an avid participant in the "Choraliers", an adult singing group.

As Judge Klause is originally from Saltcoats, he is looking forward to returning to Yorkton to serve as a Provincial Court Judge.

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For more information, contact:

Laur'Lei Silzer
Justice and Attorney General
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0775
Email: laurlei.silzer@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-535-0074

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