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New Brunswick promotes two judges

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 12:19 PM | By John Chunn


Denise LeBlanc, a judge of the provincial court of New Brunswick, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division.

She replaces Justice L.A. LaVigne, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick on June 6, 2018.

Justice LeBlanc received her law degree from the University of Moncton and was admitted to the New Brunswick bar in 1986. She went on to practise law for 28 years, specializing in the areas of civil litigation and corporate commercial law. In 2004, she was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

Prior to her appointment to the provincial court of New Brunswick in 2016, Justice LeBlanc was a partner at the law firm of McInnes Cooper in Moncton. Fluently bilingual, she has appeared before all levels of court in New Brunswick in both official languages. While still a lawyer, she also conducted hearings as a small claims adjudicator, was a supplemental member of the New Brunswick Securities Commission, served as tribunal chairperson under the province’s Mental Health Act and chaired dispute panels under the Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade.

A dedicated member of the Law Society of New Brunswick, she served on several committees and was a lecturer at the Bar Admission Course for many years. She is a past president of the Canadian Bar Association (New Brunswick Division) and has held seats on the boards of organizations such as the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association, the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital Foundation, Villa Providence and Save the Children Canada.