OTTAWA, March 7, 2014 – 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 Michael T. Megaw, a lawyer with Gerrand Rath Johnson in Regina, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan (Family Law Division) to replace Mr. Justice N.S. Sandomirsky (Regina), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 1, 2013.

Mr. Justice Megaw received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984.  He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1985 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010.  Justice Megaw has practised with Gerrand Rath Johnson since 2001.  Prior to that, he practised with Shirkey Ulmer Wilner Megaw (1992 to 2001) and Robertson Stromberg in Regina (1991-1992).  He was in-house counsel for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (1989-1991) and practised with Gritzfeld Megaw (1987-1989) and Gritzfeld Johnson (1985-1987).  His main areas of practice were civil litigation, criminal law, family law, and employment law.

Mr. Justice Megaw was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 2010 and has served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee and Conduct Investigation Committee.  He has served as an instructor for the Bar Admission Course and the Saskatchewan Trial Advocacy Course and been a presenter at various Law Society Continuing Development Seminars.

This appointment is effective immediately.