Three new judges have been appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta.
David Hancock was appointed to the Provincial Court, Edmonton Family and Youth court. Hancock was a lawyer practising in criminal, civil, family and corporate law before becoming an elected representative and member of the government of Alberta for 18 years. During that time, he served as premier and Government House Leader, held numerous cabinet positions such as deputy premier, minister of justice, minister of health and wellness, minister of human services and minister of education. He retired from public service in 2014.
He continues community advocacy in Edmonton, serving in various positions at local organizations including board member for the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Citadel Theatre and the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society. He also served as Chancellor of St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta.