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New judges announced for Saskatchewan

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 12:19 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

The Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan now has two new people sitting on its benches.

Heather MacMillan-Brown and Meghan McCreary both received judicial appointments.

Justice MacMillan-Brown is a partner and litigator at Miller Thomson LLP. Her most recent practice has involved professional discipline and regulation. Earlier in her career, she clerked for Chief Justice Donald K. MacPherson at the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Justice MacMillan-Brown served as president of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and has been actively involved in the association throughout her career.

She replaces Justice Mona L. Dovell, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 31, 2016. Justice MacMillan-Brown will preside in Saskatoon.

Justice McCreary, who has been called to the bar in both Saskatchewan and British Columbia, is a partner at MLT Aikins LLP with a focus on administrative and public law, labour and employment law and health care law. She formerly clerked for the Chief Justice of Saskatchewan Edward D. Bayda.

Justice McCreary has acted as an executive board member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and frequently gave presentations on labour relations, employment and human rights issues to lawyers and laypeople at conferences and seminars.

She replaces Justice Richard W. Elson who was transferred to Saskatoon to fill the vacancy created when Justice Murray Acton elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 1, 2017. Justice McCreary will serve in Regina.