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News Release - Manitoba

December 19, 2014


Attorney General James Allum today announced the appointment of Ryan Rolston to the provincial court.

“Judge Rolston has a wide range of legal experience and has made numerous contributions to legal education in the province,” said Minister Allum.  “His perspective and the integrity he will bring to his new role will make him an asset as he works for the benefit of all Manitobans.”

After receiving his law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1999, Rolston worked as a defence lawyer until being appointed to the judiciary.  He has also been an independent prosecutor on behalf of the province of Manitoba and an agent prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Rolston has also had experience presiding over appeals as deputy chief commissioner of the Residential Tenancies Commission.  He has acted as a judge at mock trials for law students and regularly speaks to legal associations and students.

Rolston was recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee, chaired by Chief Judge Ken Champagne.  The committee conducted a thorough search and extensive interviews before recommending Rolston to the Minister.  This committee also included three community representatives, the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association and a provincial court judge.  The appointment is effective immediately.

An official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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