D’Souza has been appointed to Calgary Family and Youth Court. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1984 and has practiced criminal litigation at all levels of court in Alberta. D’Souza has also served as a Presiding Justice of the Peace for Alberta, a Judge Advocate for the United Kingdom’s Armed Services, as a mentor for junior criminal lawyers and was on the Calgary Legal Guidance board of directors for over seven years.
“Mr. D’Souza has all the qualities needed to make him an effective judge in this province,” said Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis. “His experience, education and background will make a strong judiciary even stronger.”
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.
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