New provincial court judge appointed in Edmundston

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Nicole Angers has been appointed as a sitting judge in Edmundston by Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason.

A release states the appointment comes following the transfer of Judge Brigitte Volpé to fill a vacant position in Moncton.

"Ms. Angers has a strong legal background in public prosecutions at both the provincial and federal levels, and her expertise will be an asset to the provincial judicial system," said Anderson-Mason. "Her appointment also helps to maintain an appropriate representation of women among our full-time judges on the provincial court, with 46 per cent of those judges being women."

The province says the appointment keeps the number of full-time provincial court judges at 24, including the chief judge and the associate chief judge, along with 12 supernumerary judges (retired judges who work on a part time basis), and three per diem judges.

Angers obtained her law degree at the Université de Moncton and was called to the bar in 2000, and worked for the Office of the Attorney General of New Brunswick from 2002 to 2011, and for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada from 2012 until this appointment to the provincial court.