June 24th, 2024

Swift Current gets new judge in most recent provincial appointments

By Medicine Hat News on June 5, 2024.


Three new judicial appointments in Saskatchewan include a new judge in Swift Current, it was announced May 31.

Regina-based lawyer Alan Jacobson was appointed as a Provincial Court Judge to replace retiring Judge Michael Tomka.

The McGill and Osgood Hall-educated Tomka has worked with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice since 2000, most recently as chief legislative counsel in the ministry’s legislative drafting branch.

The father of seven specializes in constitutional law, according to a release.

“Today’s appointments will add significant strength to Saskatchewan’s Provincial Court and ensure that it continues to provide strong, equitable access to justice across Saskatchewan,” said Justice Minister Bronwyn Eyre in a release.

Also appointed were Crown prosecutor Mitch Miller (posted to Estevan) and James Korpan, a former president of the Saskatchewan Law Society and partner in the firm McDougall Gauley (to Regina).

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