As the assistant chief justice, Chrenek will be responsible for assisting the chief justice and overseeing legal matters in the northern region of the province. The northern region includes the base courts in Grande Prairie, Peace River, High Prairie and High Level, as well as the circuit points out of those base courts.

“With three decades of experience, Justice Chrenek brings a wealth of knowledge, legal acumen, and a commitment to justice that will continue the long-standing excellence of Alberta’s judiciary.”

Mickey Amery, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

“I want to congratulate Justice Chrenek on her appointment as assistant chief justice for the northern region. Her background and experience in both practice and on the bench will serve her well in her new role. I look forward to working with her in the coming years.”

James Hunter, chief justice, Alberta Court of Justice

Chrenek obtained a bachelor of laws from the University of Alberta in 1993. She started her career at Brownlee Fryett, now Brownlee LLP, in Edmonton and in 1996, she moved to Lewis & Chrenek LLP in Grande Prairie. She became a partner at Lewis & Chrenek in 1997, specializing in civil and family litigation.

In 2018, Chrenek was appointed a justice of the Alberta Court of Justice. Her professional journey has been marked by a commitment to collaboration, effective communication and a supportive work environment.  

Quick facts

  • Assistant chief justices are appointed on the recommendation of the chief justice of the Alberta Court of Justice to the minister of justice.
  • Chrenek’s five-year term takes effect immediately.

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