Regina lawyers Jana Linner and Jason Mohrbutter have been appointed King’s Counsel by Saskatchewan’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
Jana and Jason were among 14 lawyers recognized by the province for their contributions to the legal profession and public service. King’s Counsel appointments are made based on the recommendations of a committee including the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan or the Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench and past presidents of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
“This is the first time in almost 70 years that King’s Counsel, rather than Queen’s Counsel, designations have been awarded in Saskatchewan,” Bronwyn Eyre, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Saskatchewan said in a release. “These lawyers, who are from diverse backgrounds and work in a broad range of practice areas across the province, have demonstrated notable dedication to their profession and to serving their communities.”
Jana focuses on labour and employment and human rights law, representing public and private sector employers in a wide variety of industries. She provides practical strategic advice on all matters relating to federal and provincial labour and employment law, including, among other issues. She regularly acts for unionized and non-unionized employers and has extensive experience representing rural and urban municipalities on labour and employment matters. She is recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star and is ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for her work in the area of employment law.
Jason is routinely retained by national and international clients, as well as law firms in other jurisdictions, to provide advice on class actions in Western Canada. He regularly advises defendants in actions commenced under Saskatchewan’s Class Actions Act and has been extensively involved in this practice area since the Act came into force in 2002. Jason’s practice also focuses on commercial litigation including contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, insurance and agricultural claims. Jason is recognized by Chambers Canada in the area of commercial litigation in Saskatchewan, and is recognized by Best Lawyers and Lexpert in the area of class actions.
To be eligible for a King’s Counsel designation, lawyers must live in Saskatchewan and must have practiced law for at least 10 years in the superior courts of any province or territory of Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland.
Please join us in congratulating Jana and Jason on this well-deserved achievement.