George R. Locke, an IP lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright in Montréal, René Leblanc, a lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada, and Martine St-Louis, a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault in Montréal were appointed today to the Federal Court. Justice Boivin was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal. Appointments were also made to the Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Tax courts.
Details of all the appointments is available from the Department of Justice.
At the Federal Court:
- René Leblanc has been with the Department of Justice Canada since 1986 and his main practice areas were civil litigation and constitutional law. He appointment is to a new position at the Federal Court.
- Martine St-Louis was a lawyer with the Montréal office of McCarthy Tétrault practising in the area of immigration law, administration law, labour law and constitutional law. She is appointed to replace Justice Scott who was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal in February 2014.
- George Locke was a lawyer with the Montréal office of Norton Rose Fulbright practising in the area of intellectual property and was a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property by the LSUC. He was treasurer of IPIC at the time of his appointment. He is appointed to replace Justice Boivin (see below).
Justice Boivin was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal to replace Justice Trudel who elected to become supernumerary. Justice Boivin was appointed to the Federal Court in 2009.
Appointments were also made today to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Quebec courts, Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan, Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Tax Court.