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Saccomani was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1984 and has practiced in the areas of corporate-commercial litigation, fatal accident law, medical malpractice, general insurance law, employment and family and criminal law over her 30 year career.

She is the recipient of numerous community service and leadership awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association President’s Award and the Kevin Carr Neuman Theological Award.

Saccomani is the co-founder of the Kids Kottage Foundation, a crisis nursery for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and has served on the boards of many charitable organizations.

“Ms. Saccomani exemplifies what Albertans look for in judges—she has expertise in a wide variety of legal areas and a history of going above and beyond in service of her community. She will transition well into her new role as a Provincial Court judge.”

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.