Robert Leurer Appointed Judge, Representing Saskatchewan

MLT Aikins is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Leurer, Q.C., to the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan.

Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the announcement on November 29, 2017.

A long-time partner with MLT Aikins, Justice Robert Leurer was considered one of Canada’s most experienced class action lawyers and civil litigators. While at the firm, his practice areas included commercial, insurance, privacy and administrative law. Notably, he served as lead plaintiff’s counsel on a trial that saw the largest judgment ever awarded by a jury in Saskatchewan – one of the largest in Canadian judicial history. In 2017 Benchmark Canada named him Saskatchewan Litigator of the Year. Justice Leurer has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and lower courts throughout Western Canada and was a sought-after presenter at national and regional legal conferences.

Justice Leurer received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. After graduating with great distinction, he clerked for Justice W. Z. Estey of the Supreme Court of Canada and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1986. That year, he joined what is now MLT Aikins in Regina.

Justice Leurer previously served as President of the Canadian Bar Association’s Saskatchewan Branch and as Regional Chair for the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. His leadership in the legal community also included time as a member of the Canadian Bar Association National Class Actions Task Force and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2003.

Don Wilson, Managing Partner of MLT Aikins, said this of the appointment:

“Bob will bring to the court the same outstanding legal mind and integrity that he has displayed for more than three decades practising at our firm. It is a win for the people of the province and particularly those who practise before its courts.”

The firm congratulates Justice Leurer on his well-deserved appointment.