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Two new judicial appointments in P.E.I.

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 11:08 AM | By Carolyn Gruske


Justice Terri A. MacPherson and Justice James W. Gormley are the two newest members of the bench in Prince Edward Island.

MacPherson is now a judge of the Supreme Court of P.E.I., but her most recent position was prothonotary of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island.

She began her legal career with the Summerside law firm of Key and McKnight and then moved into the provincial Crown’s office. She has extensive experience in the areas of criminal prosecution, child protection and criminal injuries compensation.

MacPherson replaces Justice Benjamin B. Taylor who resigned effective Aug. 17, 2017.

Gormley has been named as a judge of the P.E.I. Supreme Court.

Until his appointment, he was a partner with Stewart McKelvey in Charlottetown and had a comprehensive litigation practice in criminal, administrative, and health law. He has served two terms as president of the P.E.I. branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

MacPherson replaces Justice Tracey L. Clements who was named as chief justice.