Over his 26 year legal career, Shynkar has covered many areas of law, with a focus on matrimonial and criminal litigation. He has been an active member in his community, serving as the chair of the Peace Regional Victim Services Society and as a member of the Legal Aid Appeals Committee.

“Mr. Shynkar is a great example of the variety and breadth of legal experience Alberta looks for inits judiciary,” said Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis. “In his new role, he will continue to be an excellent asset to our legal community.”

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), and 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
Justice and Solicitor General Communications
780-644-2303
Ian.roddick@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.