OTTAWA, December 14, 2007 - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:
The Honourable Donald J. Manderscheid, a lawyer with the City of Edmonton, Law Branch is appointed as a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Mr. Justice Manderscheid is replacing Mr. Justice M.A. Binder ( Edmonton), who elected to become a supernumerary judge.
Mr. Justice Manderscheid received a Master of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1983, a Bachelor of Laws in 1979, and a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1980. Mr. Justice Manderscheid has been employed by the City of Edmonton as legal counsel since 1981. He has developed a practice expertise in real property and municipal law. In addition Mr. Justice Manderscheid was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Legal Assistant Program at Grant MacEwen Community College until 1989, Chairperson of the Northern Alberta Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association in 2005/2006, and the Vice-Chairperson in 2007/2008. Mr. Justice Manderscheid was the recipient of the John Tait Award of Excellence by the Canadian Bar Association in 2007 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2001. He has authored several articles in various areas of the law and presently a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
The Honourable Keith D. Yamauchi, a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is appointed as a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Mr. Justice Yamauchi is replacing Madam Justice J.B. Veit ( Edmonton) who elected to become a supernumerary judge.
Mr. Justice Yamauchi received a Master of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1994, a Bachelor of Laws from University of Saskatchewan in 1981, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary in 1977. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1982. Mr. Justice Yamauchi is presently self employed in his own law practice on a part time basis and a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. He has developed a practice expertise in domestic and international bankruptcy, insolvency and financial restructuring, banking and corporate commercial transactions. In addition Mr. Justice Yamauchi is a full time faculty member for the Alberta Law Reform Institute and a committee member of the Law Society of Alberta.
These appointments are effective immediately.