Saskatchewan Judicial Appointments Announced

OTTAWA, December 18, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable Jerome A. Tholl, counsel with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in Regina, is appointed a judge of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan, Family Division, to replace Mr. Justice G.M. Kraus (Regina), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of September 2, 2013.

Mr. Justice Tholl obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, in 2000 and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008. He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 2001.

Mr. Justice Tholl has been a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney General since 2010 and was counsel with the Civil Law Division – Litigation Unit (2002-2010) and the Public Prosecutions Division (2001-2002). His main areas of practice were criminal law, civil litigation, family law and mediation.

Mr. Justice Tholl was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Chair of the Saskatchewan Crown Counsel Association. Prior to completing his law degree, he was a business management consultant. He has authored a "The Law and Business Administration in Canada: Study Guide," published by Pearson/Prentice Hall in 2007.

This appointment is effective immediately.