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May 14, 2019

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUDGE



The Manitoba government has appointed Judge Tracey Lord as the associate chief judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.

“Judge Tracey Lord has shown an unwavering commitment to Manitoba’s justice system throughout her career, first as a Crown attorney and later as a judge,” said Cullen.  “Her efforts related to access to justice and alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system have made positive changes in the lives of many Manitobans.  Her expertise and dedication will continue to serve our province well in the new role of associate chief judge.”

Lord was appointed to the provincial court in 2008 and has been actively involved in Winnipeg’s Drug Treatment Court since that time.  From 2012 to 2017, she served on the executive of the Provincial Judges’ Association of Manitoba.  While serving as the association president in 2016, she also sat on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges.  Prior to her judicial appointment, Lord practised as a Crown attorney with Manitoba Prosecutions Service, where she served as the supervising Crown attorney of the criminal organization unit and the director of special prosecutions and appeals. 

Lord graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1988 with a bachelor of arts degree and obtained her bachelor of law degree in 1991.  She was called to the Manitoba bar in 1992.

Associate chief judges are appointed for a non-renewable term of seven years. The appointment will take effect on July 2, upon the retirement of Associate Chief Judge John Guy.  Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe requested expressions of interest from the court regarding this appointment.  Lord was recommended by the chief judge, as part of the minister’s consultation process.

An official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled in the near future.

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