This release was issued under a previous government.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Mr. Veylan to the ranks of Alberta’s judiciary,” said Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis. “I look forward to the service he will provide Albertans through his work in our justice system.”

Veylan was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1981 and has practised with Cleall Barristers & Solicitors since 1982, specializing in commercial civil litigation. He prosecuted narcotics offences for Justice Canada and handled child welfare applications on behalf of the Province of Alberta. Veylan has been active in many community and professional organizations, and served as a director of Crimestoppers.

The Alberta Judicial Council screens all candidates for Provincial Court appointments and forwards a list of recommended applicants to the Provincial Court Nominating Committee. The committee then interviews candidates from the list and recommends the names of those appointees felt to be of the highest calibre to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

The Provincial Court Nominating Committee was established in 1999. The 11 members are appointed by the Minister of Justice and represent the Alberta Provincial Court, the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch), other members from the legal profession and the public. The Judicial Council has representatives from the Alberta Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and the Law Society of Alberta. It also includes two people appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Ian Roddick
Public Affairs Officer
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Communications
780-644-2303
Ian.roddick@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.