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Saskatchewan Crown becomes judge

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 1:19 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Krista L. Zerr, a regional Crown prosecutor in the Saskatoon regional office of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, has been named as a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Justice Zerr worked on the front lines of the public prosecutions division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice for 16 years before she began to take on leadership roles, including serving as the associate regional Crown prosecutor for Saskatoon, director of high-risk violent offenders for Saskatchewan, and, most recently, regional Crown prosecutor for Saskatoon.

She is a faculty member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan’s trial advocacy skills course, and has been a frequent presenter on criminal law topics to judges, fellow prosecutors, defence counsel, police officers, and community organizations.

Justice Zerr is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service, which she received in recognition of her contributions to the Serious Violent Offender Response project.

She replaces Justice R. Shawn Smith, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 31, 2017.