Tracy Davis appointed as Assistant Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice

She has served as Crown prosecutor for Alberta Justice and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Tracy Davis appointed as Assistant Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice

The Alberta government has announced Tracy Davis's appointment as the new assistant chief justice of the Alberta Court of Justice in Calgary.

This appointment fills a position that will expire on July 1, enhancing the court's capacity to address criminal, family, and civil matters.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mickey Amery praised Justice Davis, stating, “Justice Tracy Davis is a highly accomplished justice whose extensive experience will greatly benefit Albertans. I congratulate her on this well-deserved appointment.”

Justice Davis, who will begin her five-year term on July 2, will succeed Assistant Chief Justice Gary Cornfield.

“I want to congratulate Justice Davis on her appointment to Assistant Chief Justice of Calgary Family and Youth. Justice Davis’ experience and background will serve her well in her role. I look forward to working with her,” said James Hunter, Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice.

Justice Davis earned her bachelor of laws from the University of Calgary in 2001. Her extensive legal career includes roles such as Crown prosecutor for Alberta Justice and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, regulatory counsel for the Law Society of Alberta, and legal counsel for the Provincial Court of Alberta. Since April 14, 2020, she has served as a justice with the Family, Child Protection, and Youth Criminal Division in Calgary.

Alberta’s government has shown a strong commitment to improving access to justice by creating four new judicial positions for the Alberta Court of Justice in 2022 and adding three more in 2023, bringing the total to 143 justice positions. This continuous effort underscores the government's dedication to promptly filling judicial vacancies as they arise.

The appointment of assistant chief justices is based on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Justice to the Minister of Justice. Justice Davis' new role will specifically focus on the Calgary Family and Youth Division, where her extensive background in family law and youth criminal justice is expected to be particularly beneficial.

 

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