This release was issued under a previous government.

Ambrose has been practicing law since he was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1986 after obtaining his law degree from the University of Alberta. He has worked in rural Alberta for more than 20 years, practicing with a firm and as a sole practitioner. Ambrose has experience in a wide variety of legal fields, including criminal, family, corporate, and wills and estates law. He has also served his community on the Alberta Legal Aid Appeals Committee since 1990 and was chair of the committee for five years.

“Mr. Ambrose’s considerable range of legal experiences and his experience as a member of the community in Peace River will certainly benefit him in his new position of Provincial Court Judge. I look forward to the contributions he will make to the fair and orderly administration of justice in Alberta.”

- Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

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.

Our government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.