New judges appointed to the Provincial Court
Two new judges have been named to the Provincial Court of Alberta.
Marilyn Slawinsky and Lloyd Robertson, Q.C., have been appointed to Calgary Provincial Court, Criminal Division.
“Ms. Slawinsky and Mr. Robertson have had exemplary and impactful legal careers and continue to demonstrate their commitment to both the public good and enhancing Alberta’s justice system. As members of the judiciary, they will have a role in delivering and maintaining the high standards of justice that Albertans expect from the Provincial Court, and I am certain the province will benefit from their appointments.”
Candidates for Provincial Court appointments are screened first by the Alberta Judicial Council and then interviewed by the Provincial Court Nominating Committee. The PCNC provides its recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
The Alberta 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 individuals appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. The Provincial Court Nominating Committee has 11 members representing the Alberta Provincial Court, the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch, and representatives of the province’s legal community and the public appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General
Biographies of the new judges
Marilyn Slawinsky received a juris doctor from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1988. She has spent the greater part of her legal career in private practice, specializing in the areas of family law and alternative dispute resolution. Since 2012, she has served in a number of public service roles, including Manager of Family Justice Services, the Family Law Information Centre and the Provincial Court Civil Claims Mediation Program in Red Deer; Director of Dispute Resolution Services for the province of Alberta; Public Complaint Director and Legal Counsel for the Calgary Police Commission; and, most recently, Policing Manager for the City of Red Deer. Her community service includes board member positions with the Red Deer County Subdivision and Development Board, the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board and the Red Deer Community Information and Referral Society. She has also volunteered with the Law Society of Alberta, the Alberta Legal Education Society, and the Golden Circle Senior Centre in Red Deer, and was a mediator for the Government of Alberta’s Family Mediation Program.
Lloyd Robertson, Q.C.
Lloyd Robertson was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1992 and has spent his entire legal career as a Crown prosecutor. Since 2008, he has held the position of Chief Crown Prosecutor in Calgary, managing the Calgary General Prosecutions Office and supervising and mentoring staff. He also co-led a number of Alberta Crown Prosecution Service initiatives, including the Court Case Management Program, which is focused on streamlining the province’s justice system to increase efficiencies, build public confidence and improve access to justice. In addition, he sits on the boards of HomeFront Calgary, an organization dedicated to addressing domestic violence, and the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, which supports children and families in and out of the court system who have been affected by child abuse.