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New Assistant Chief Judge Appointed

Jun 2, 2021
Chief Judge Derek Redman of the Provincial Court of Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Judge Joshua Hawkes to the role of Assistant Chief Judge, Calgary Criminal and Regional Division.

After commencing undergraduate studies at the University of Lethbridge, Judge Hawkes obtained his Law degree from the University of Alberta. Judge Hawkes completed his articles with Alberta Justice and then joined the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, where he served in many roles over the course of his career including Crown Prosecutor, Appellate Counsel, Director of the Prosecution Policy Unit, Director of the Appeals Branch, and Executive Director of the Appeals, Education, and Prosecution Policy Branch. He also served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta, was on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, and was President of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Judge Hawkes was designated as Queen's Counsel in 2006 and was appointed to the Provincial Court in 2017.

The Court is proud to congratulate Assistant Chief Judge Hawkes as he assumes his new role.