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Outstanding Lawyer Honoured with Queen's Counsel Designation

Released on June 2, 2017

A Saskatchewan lawyer, Tony Gerein is being recognized with the honourary Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession and public service.

“I’m pleased to recognize the exceptional contributions and dedication of Tony Gerein,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “Tony has made significant contributions to the legal profession and demonstrated a commitment to public service.”

Gerein, Director of Prosecutors for the Public Prosecutions Division, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice in Regina obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989.  Tony joined the Ministry in 1995 as a Crown Prosecutor in North Battleford, Meadow Lake and Saskatoon.  In 2001 he joined Public Prosecutions Head Office as Senior Appellate Prosecutor.  In 2014 he was appointed Director of Prosecutors for the Public Prosecutions Division.  Since February 2017 he has been Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Prosecutions.

Queen’s Counsel appointments are based on recommendations from a selection committee consisting of Saskatchewan's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan or the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench and the past presidents of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

Individuals must live in Saskatchewan and must have practiced law for at least ten years in the superior courts of any province or territory of Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland.

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For more information, contact:

Drew Wilby
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5883
Email: drew.wilby@gov.sk.ca

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