Province appoints two new judges

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Justice Minister Darin King and Attorney General Felix Collins have announced two new judicial appointments for the province.

Lynn E. Cole was appointed to provincial court in Stephenville, effective March 6, while Mark T. Linehan was appointed to provincial court in St. John’s, effective March 4.

“Ms. Cole and Mr. Linehan both have significant experience in the practise of criminal law in Newfoundland and Labrador," said King. "This experience, combined with their reputations in the legal profession, will serve them well as they join the bench. I congratulate them both on their new positions.”

Cole has been a lawyer in the province since 1991, most recently working as a solicitor with the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission in Corner Brook.

Linehan has been practising law since 1996 and was working as a provincial Crown attorney in Gander prior to being appointed to the bench.

Collins said he's confident they will do an exceptional job and serve their communities well as judges with the provincial court.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission

Geographic location: Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook Gander

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  • John
    March 15, 2014 - 11:53

    These two Judges are good people and this announcement is a good one for the Minister of Justice. Many were concerned that King would give the job to one of his deputies who is not worthy of the job. King must have had some help with this decision as it is a good one and most of his decisions in the past has not been in the best interest of "Justice" and what the Justice system should stand for. I guess it takes a little public exposure, an election, and a Premier who was the best Minister of Justice to force some good thought into these serious decisions. Under King, this province has just about lost control of the Justice department.