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Released on March 11, 2011
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Karl Patrick Bazin, Q.C. has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for Estevan.
Judge Bazin graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1985 and was called to the Bar in 1986. He joined the MacBean Tessem law firm in Swift Current in 1985 and became a partner in 1987. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005.
Judge Bazin's legal career includes experience in civil, criminal and family law. He has been active in professional associations throughout his career, including serving on provincial and national councils of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also been actively involved with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, including serving as Vice President in 2008 and President in 2009.
Judge Bazin is also active in his community, volunteering his time to organizations including Swift Current Big Brothers and Sisters, the Swift Current Separate School Board, Saskatchewan Dragoons Memorial Park (Moose Jaw), Canadian Bomber Command Museum, Swift Current Museum Board, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation and Swift Current's Historic Lyric Theatre. He was also a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005.
"We are pleased to be able to appoint someone with Judge Bazin's varied and considerable experience to the Bench," Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. "His demonstrated commitment to the law and his community will serve him - and our justice system - well in his new role."
Judge Bazin replaces Judge Jeffrey Kalmakoff, who is transferring to the Provincial Court in Regina.
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