MLT Aikins is pleased to announce that Jodi Wildeman has been appointed Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench.
On August 28, 2023, the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the announcement, stating, “I wish Justice Wildeman every success as she takes on her new role. I am confident she will serve the people of Saskatchewan well as a member of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan.”
A partner with MLT Aikins in Regina since 2012, Jodi received her Bachelor of Commerce in 2000 and her Bachelor of Laws in 2003, both with great distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. She received numerous awards during her post-secondary education, including the Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medal. After clerking with the Alberta Courts, she was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2004 and the Saskatchewan Bar in 2005.
Jodi served MLT Aikins throughout her career, initially practising in litigation with a focus on disputes related to contracts, trusts and infrastructure projects. She gained extensive trial and appellate experience, appearing before the Saskatchewan and Alberta Courts of King’s Bench and Courts of Appeal. In recent years, Jodi applied the expertise developed in her litigation practice to a hybrid practice where she led teams involved in major construction and infrastructure development projects. She was a Lexpert “Rising Star” recipient in 2013 and appointed King’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2020.
Jodi volunteered as a presenter for a number of organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She served as chair of the selections committee for the YWCA Regina Women of Distinction Awards for several years. She was also chair of the MLT Aikins Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.
“We will certainly miss Jodi’s amazing legal mind, her hard working ethic and passion for making our firm a better place,” said managing partner, Aaron Runge. “I have no doubt that the Department of Justice saw in her someone who will make an outstanding judge and deploy that same ethic and passion in service of the public.”
Justice Wildeman joins a long list of prominent Canadian jurists hailing from MLT Aikins, including the Chief Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Robert G. Richards, who is retiring from the bench this week.
“Please join me in sending a big congratulations to Jodi on this well-deserved recognition,” said Aaron Runge.