Colonel Mario Dutil, CD, Chief Military Judge

Colonel Dutil, originally from Quebec City, is a graduate of Université Laval Law School. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1983. In 1995, Colonel Dutil obtained a Master of Law degree from the University of Ottawa.

Colonel Dutil joined the Canadian Forces as a legal officer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General in March 1984 and has been employed in various positions throughout his military career including as a Deputy Judge Advocate in both Europe and Valcartier, Quebec. He further held positions at the director level within the Office of the Judge Advocate General and the Office of the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces Legal Advisor. In 1997, Colonel Dutil was assigned as a senior counsel to the National Defence Act Amendment Team where he participated in the development, drafting and implementation of amendments to the National Defence Act and accompanying regulations. As a legal officer, Colonel Dutil has also acted as prosecutor and defence counsel before courts martial and appeared as counsel before the Court Martial Appeal Court. The Governor in Council appointed him a military judge in January 2001.

The Governor in Council has designated Colonel Mario Dutil the Chief Military Judge on 2 June 2006.

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