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New prothonotary for Federal Court

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 12:43 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Kathleen Marie Ring, a general counsel with the Department of Justice Canada, was named as a prothonotary of the Federal Court.

In her work at the department, Ring was involved primarily with Aboriginal law and class actions. Prior to joining Justice Canada, she was legal counsel to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and before that, Ring was at Gauley & Company (now McDougall Gauley LLP) in Saskatoon, where she had a broad civil litigation practice. She has appeared before both trial and appellate courts as well as several boards and tribunals.

Ring was the Department of Justice representative on the Federal Court’s Indigenous bar liaison committee from its inception in 2005 until 2013. She was also involved in the development of the Federal Court’s Aboriginal Litigation Practice Guidelines, as well as being the co-chair of the department’s Federal Courts Practice Group in Vancouver.

She replaces Justice Roger R. Lafrenière, who was appointed a judge of the Federal Court on June 8, 2017.