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Ottawa appoints judge to Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice on Jan. 31 announced the following judicial appointment for the province of Saskatchewan:

Jerome A. Tholl, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal. He replaces Justice Georgina Jackson, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 15, 2018.

Appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 2013, Justice Tholl was a member of the Court of Queen’s Bench Rules Committee, Family Law Rules Committee and Innovation Committee. He has adjudicated a variety of family, civil and criminal law cases, with an emphasis on family law matters.

Prior to his appointment to the judiciary, Justice Tholl spent his entire legal career with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, first in civil litigation and subsequently in criminal prosecutions.

Taking an unconventional path for his university education, Justice Tholl worked full time while obtaining his first university degree on a part-time basis. He received a bachelor of business administration, with Distinction, and a Certificate of Computer Science from the University of Regina in 1995. Justice Tholl obtained a professional accounting designation and continues to hold the designation of Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, non-practising.

Justice Tholl graduated with a juris doctor, with great distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and was awarded the Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medal. He earned his LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008.

As a lawyer, Justice Tholl was actively involved with the Canadian Bar Association, acting as chair of the Public Law Section, Criminal Law Section and the Mid-Winter Meeting Education Committee and speaking at a variety of seminars. In addition to teaching business law at the University of Regina from 2000 to 2009, he volunteered his time as chair of the Saskatchewan Crown Counsel Association and as the Law Society of Saskatchewan representative on the University of Regina Senate.