Former Prince Albert legal aid lawyer, prosecutor appointed as judge

Jeffrey Lubyk will serve as a judge at Prince Albert Provincial Court

Jeffrey Lubyk, left, stands in front of Prince Albert Provincial Court in March 2017 (Herald File Photo)

A former legal aid lawyer and crown prosecutor has been appointed as a judge at the Provincial Court in Prince Albert.

Jeffrey Lubyk started his law career in Prince Albert with Balon Loewen Krishan Klassen and later moved on to the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission in 2000.

In 2006, he joined the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General as a Senior Crown Prosecutor. Lubyk has worked in Melfort, Prince Albert, and most recently Saskatoon.

Lubyk received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in 1998. His career has been primarily focused on criminal law.

Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said that Lubyk is an “excellent” addition to the Provincial Court Bench.

“His vast knowledge and experience as a lawyer and Crown Prosecutor will be a great benefit to the Provincial Court in Prince Albert,” Wyant said in a press release.

Lubyk shares his knowledge of criminal law by mentoring articling students through the Law Society’s CPLED Program. He also guest lectured at the USask.

Lubyk’s has also volunteered with many community organizations. He has coached and assisted with community soccer, lacrosse and hockey teams. He recently joined the Board of Directors for the Public Legal Education Association (PLEA).

Lubyk also served on the Prince Albert Food Bank as an executive board member, and also worked as a literacy tutor with READ Saskatoon.