New provincial court judge Luc Roy appointed in New Brunswick

Roy's position fills in from recent retirement

New provincial court judge Luc Roy appointed in New Brunswick

Luc Roy has been tapped to sit as a provincial court judge in Campbellton, New Brunswick.

The announcement was made by Justice Minister Hugh J. Flemming, who said Roy’s expertise will “allow him to contribute significantly to our judicial system.”

Roy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Psychology in 2004 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2007, both from the Université de Moncton. He was admitted to the bar in 2008.

Before his judicial appointment, Roy worked at the law firm Chiasson and Roy in Bathurst, where he specialised in criminal law. He currently serves on the complaints committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick and is an active participant in his community. He contributes as a board member of the Port of Belledune and engages with local schools and sports teams as a volunteer and coach.

Roy is set to fill a vacancy following a retirement from the Bathurst bench. Chief Judge Marco Cloutier has specified that Roy will be based in Campbellton while also covering other districts as required.

The process of appointing Roy involved a thorough review by provincial judicial appointment review advisors, representing various sectors of the judicial and public communities. These advisors assessed each candidate’s professional and personal qualifications, with the final selection process including interviews conducted by a committee.

The interview committee comprises the chief justice of New Brunswick, the chief and associate chief judges of the provincial court, a representative of the general public from the provincial judicial appointment review advisors, and a senior barrister.

Elsewhere in New Brunswick, the provincial government recently announced the implementation of the Child and Youth Well-Being Act and its accompanying regulations.

“The Child and Youth Well-Being Act marks a significant update to the 40-year-old Family Services Act,” said Social Development Minister Jill Green last week. “Notably, it extends support to children in care up to age 26, compared to the previous age limit of 19. The act also incorporates provisions for periodic reviews, ensuring its relevance to the evolving needs of the community it serves.”

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