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New Assistant Chief Judge appointed to Calgary Family and Youth Court

Judge Richard J. O’Gorman has been appointed Assistant Chief Judge of Calgary Family and Youth Court for a five-year term, effective June 2.

Judge O’Gorman graduated from the University of Calgary in 1986 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar the following year. After practicing as a lawyer for 19 years, he was appointed as a Provincial Court Judge in 2006.

Before his appointment, Judge O’Gorman was extremely active in the Alberta branch of the Canadian Bar Association, serving in various positions such as president, vice-president and treasurer.

He has also shown a continued dedication to helping those in his community through his nearly 20 years as both a roster member of the Legal Aid Society of Alberta and a volunteer lawyer with Calgary Legal Guidance.

“Judge O’Gorman has consistently served Albertans for almost 30 years as a lawyer, a volunteer and a judge. I’m pleased he will continue to expand the work he does for his community as the Assistant Chief Judge of Calgary’s Family and Youth Court—it is a well-deserved appointment.”

Jonathan Denis, Q.C., 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.


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