Released on September 10, 2021
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Hintz as a judge to the Provincial Court in Yorkton.
"I am honoured to announce the appointment of Judge Hintz to the Provincial Court in Yorkton," Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. "Saskatchewan has a history of appointing some of the most skilled legal professionals in Canada to its judiciary, and Judge Hintz continues this tradition."
Judge Hintz earned an honours degree in history from the University of Regina. She received her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. She articled with the Federal Prosecution Service in Saskatoon and was called to the bar in 2004 and joined the Federal Prosecution Service as a full-time prosecutor. Between 2005 and 2007, she worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations backed international criminal tribunal, the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa.
In 2007 Judge Hintz joined the Calgary office of the Public Prosecution Service Canada. She returned to the Public Prosecution Service Canada, Saskatchewan Regional office in Saskatoon in 2010. She most recently served as the Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor.
Between 2015 and 2019, she was an integral part of the Project Forseti prosecutions in Saskatoon, which saw the seizure of millions worth of methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine, as well as numerous firearms, and resulted in the conviction of numerous individuals.
Over her career, Judge Hintz has worked and studied extensively in the area of criminal law. In 2020 she completed a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, England specializing in International Criminal Justice. Her experience in these fields is balanced by her strong rural roots from growing up on a farm near Whitewood, Saskatchewan.
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