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September 14, 2022

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT APPOINTS NEW ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUDGE IN PROVINCIAL COURT



The Manitoba government has appointed Lee Ann Martin as associate chief judge of the provincial court of Manitoba, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of a new associate chief judge of the provincial court, to succeed associate chief judge Anne Krahn, who has served well, but whose non-renewable seven-year term has now concluded,” said Goertzen. “Throughout her law career, Judge Martin has demonstrated admirable dedication to her profession and her community. I have every confidence that she will make an outstanding contribution to the provincial court of Manitoba in her new role.”

Martin graduated from the University of Manitoba’s faculty of law in 2000 and was appointed to the provincial court of Manitoba on Sept. 17, 2007. Prior to her judicial appointment, Martin was a presiding officer at the Appeal Commission and arbitrator with the Manitoba Labour Board. Since joining the provincial court, Martin has been involved in the following committees: technology, warrants, compensation, Indigenous justice, and face of the court, resource, education and probation liaison, assuming the role of chair from 2012-14.

Her pro bono work activities are related to education and access to justice matters, which she furthers by addressing students at various schools including French immersion. She continues to contribute to her alma mater as a guest speaker and mock judge in student exercises.

The appointment takes effect today. Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe requested expressions of interest from the court regarding this appointment. The minister of justice recommended Martin in consultation with the chief judge.

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