The assistant chief justice appointment will fill a position that is expiring on July 1. This follows three recent Alberta court of justice appointments - two in Edmonton and one in the central region, aimed at improving access to justice for those involved in criminal, family, and civil matters.

“Justice Tracy Davis is a highly accomplished justice whose extensive experience will greatly benefit Albertans. I congratulate her on this well-deserved appointment.”

Mickey Amery, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

“I want to congratulate Justice Davis on her appointment to Assistant Chief Justice of Calgary Family and Youth. Justice Davis’ experience and background will serve her well in her role. I look forward to working with her.”

James Hunter, Chief Justice, Alberta Court of Justice

Justice Davis received a bachelor of laws from the University of Calgary in 2001. She has been a justice with the Family, Child Protection and Youth Criminal Division, Calgary since April 14, 2020. Prior to becoming a justice, she held several roles, including Crown prosecutor for Alberta Justice, Crown prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, regulatory counsel for the Law Society of Alberta and legal counsel for the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Alberta’s government created four new judicial positions for the Alberta Court of Justice in 2022 and added three more positions in 2023 for a total of 143 justice positions. The government continues to prioritize filling judicial vacancies as they arise.

Quick facts

  • Assistant chief justices are appointed based on the recommendation of the chief justice of the Alberta Court of Justice to the minister of justice.
  • Justice Davis has been appointed assistant chief justice, Calgary Family and Youth Division, starting July 2, for a five-year term. She will replace assistant chief justice Gary Cornfield, whose term expires July 1.

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