This release was issued under a previous government.

Wilberg most recently served as the director of Alberta’s Civil Forfeiture Office where he helped disrupt the business of organized crime and provide compensation to victims of crime and organizations that support them. This experience, combined with his extensive work as a criminal defence lawyer and prosecutor, has made him a well-rounded legal expert.

Wilberg has further contributed to Alberta’s legal community through his work in various organizations, including nearly two decades with Legal Aid Alberta and serving as President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association.

“Mr. Wilberg has demonstrated a commitment to helping Albertans through his efforts providing legal services and support to those in need. I am pleased he will continue to promote access to justice and safe communities as a member of our dedicated Provincial Court judiciary.”

- Jonathan Denis, Q.C., 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.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.