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News Release - Manitoba

May 19, 2010

NEW JUDGE APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT



Attorney General Andrew Swan today announced the appointment of Dale Schille to the provincial court. 
 
“Judge Schille brings a wealth of expertise, commitment and skill to his new position and I’m pleased he accepted the call to the bench,” said Swan. “I’m confident the qualities that made him an exceptional Crown attorney will help him become a judge who will use his skills to continue making a positive contribution to society and serve all Manitobans well.”
 
Schille grew up in Winnipeg and Kenya, where his father was part of a foreign aid project. He received his law degree from the University of Windsor in 1988. He began his career serving as a Crown attorney in Toronto. He joined the Manitoba Prosecution Service in 1995. Most recently, he served as general counsel, dealing almost exclusively with complex and serious cases.
 
He has been a mentor to other Crowns and provided in-office expertise on DNA evidence. He has also provided training to police on many legal issues and frequently volunteered to assist the Winnipeg Police Service with moot court training exercises for cadets.  
 
In his personal life, Schille has served on the board of Macdonald Youth Services, coached hockey and soccer, and was a volunteer official with Karate Manitoba.
 
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 is effective immediately and an official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.
 
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