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News Release - Manitoba

June 5, 2013

NEW JUDGE APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT



Attorney General Andrew Swan today announced the appointment of Anne Krahn to the provincial court. 

“Judge Krahn has a strong background in the public service with extensive experience as a Crown attorney provincially and federally,” said Swan.  “Her commitment to the law and her community provide a strong foundation for her role as a judge who will serve the interests of Manitobans well.”

Krahn received her law degree from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1990 and her masters in law from Utrecht University in The Netherlands in 2007.  She began her career as a provincial Crown attorney serving Thompson and 15 surrounding northern communities.  More recently, Krahn was a federal Crown attorney and senior counsel with a focus on criminal matters. 

Krahn has provided legal advice and training to numerous branches of government, police, corrections officers and others on many issues.  One of her areas of particular interest and expertise is related to the authorized use of wiretaps.  She also teaches a course introducing the basic concepts of criminal law at the University of Winnipeg.

In 2011, Krahn was appointed to the Manitoba Developmental Centre’s advisory committee focused on care of long-term residents.  She is involved in her community, as a parent volunteer and participant in many fundraising runs.

The new judge was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee.  The committee was chaired by Ken Champagne, the chief judge of the provincial court of Manitoba, and included three community representatives, representatives of the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and a provincial court judge. 

The appointment iseffective immediately and an official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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