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Alberta Court of Appeal Welcomes Two New Justices

Oct 23, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta

The Honourable Chief Justice Ritu Khullar is pleased to welcome two new justices to the Alberta Court of Appeal:

  • The Honourable Justice Alice Woolley in Calgary, and
  • The Honourable Justice Kevin Feth in Edmonton.

Read the full announcement by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Arif Virani here.

The newly-appointed justices are:

Justice Alice Woolley—Background

Justice Alice Woolley was appointed to the Court of King's Bench of Alberta in 2018. She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto and graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1994 where she received both the Gold Medal and the Dean's Key. In 1995, she earned an LL.M. from Yale Law School. She was called to the Bar of Alberta in 1997. At the time of her appointment to the Court of King's Bench of Alberta, Justice Woolley was a professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law where she became a nationally and internationally recognized scholar of lawyers' ethics and professional regulation.

Justice Woolley served as Associate Dean (Academic) (2014-2016) and as Co-Chair of the Faculty's Curriculum Committee (2013-2014). From 2015 to 2018, she was President of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics; and from 2016 to 2018, she was President of the International Association of Legal Ethics. Justice Woolley has twice received the Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence and also twice been named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers.

Justice Kevin Feth—Background

Justice Kevin Feth was appointed to the Court of King's Bench of Alberta in 2019. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta Law School in 1989 and was called to the Bar of Alberta in 1990. At the time of his appointment to the Court of King's Bench of Alberta, Justice Feth was a partner with Field Law LLP in Edmonton. His main practice areas were education law, employment and labour, human rights, administrative law, commercial and constitutional litigation, and Aboriginal law.

Justice Feth was a sessional instructor in Labour Law at the University of Alberta Law School from 2004 to 2009 and an instructor in litigation at the Alberta Bar Admission/CPLED course for 15 years. He served as President of the Law Society of Alberta for 2014-15 and chaired numerous Law Society committees. He had been the president of Pro Bono Law Alberta since 2015. In 2019, Justice Feth received the Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Legal Profession from the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch). He was appointed a King's Counsel in 2010.

About Alberta Court of Appeal
Alberta Court of Appeal is the province's highest court. The Court hears criminal and civil appeals from trial courts, boards and tribunals across Alberta.

Ritu Khullar
Chief Justice of Alberta