OTTAWA, April 11, 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 Gwendolyn V. Goebel, a lawyer with Robertson Stromberg in Saskatoon, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Family Law Division) to replace Madam Justice J.A. Ryan-Froslie (Saskatoon), who was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan on November 7, 2013.

Madam Justice Goebel received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina in 1989 and a Bachelor or Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993. She was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1994 and joined the law firm of Robertson Stromberg. Her main practice focus was family law and collaborative family law, and this expertise has been recognized by several publications, including Best Lawyers in Canada and LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell peer review.

Madam Justice Goebel has represented the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, Family Law National Section, since 2008 and served as a board member of the Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan since 2009. She has published articles on family law issues and been a frequent conference speaker.

This appointment is effective immediately.