Professor Dwight Newman honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

College of Law professor and Canada Research Chair at USask, Dr. Dwight Newman (PhD), is among 18 Saskatchewan lawyers honoured with 2018 Queen’s Counsel designations by the Province of Saskatchewan.

“I am deeply honoured to be recognized in this way for my contributions, fortunate to work in a profession where we can seek to serve, and enthusiastic to keep working in support of excellence in Saskatchewan legal practice,” said Newman.

A number of College of Law alumni were also appointed.

“These individuals have made significant contributions to the legal profession, the justice system and their communities,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said.  “I’m pleased to recognize their hard work and dedication to our province.”

Queen’s Counsel appointments are based on recommendations from a selection committee consisting of Saskatchewan's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan or the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench and the past presidents of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

Individuals 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.

See the full list of 2018 Queen’s Counsel appointments