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New chief justice of N.B. Court of Queen’s Bench announced

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 @ 3:11 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice on June 4 announced the appointment of Tracey K. DeWare, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Family Division, as the new chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick.

According to the government’s press release, Chief Justice DeWare replaces David D. Smith, who retired effective March 20, 2019, after more than 26 years of distinguished service as a judge.

Justice DeWare will be the first female chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick.

“Chief Justice DeWare brings over 18 years of experience practising law in Moncton, and, more recently, nearly seven years as a judge on the province’s superior court,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in announcing the appointment.