April 13, 2012

Partner Kenneth R. McLeod Appointed As Provincial Court Judge

It is with great pleasure that Walsh LLP announces that partner Kenneth R. McLeod has been appointed to the bench of the Provincial Court, Criminal Division effective April 10, 2012.

Ken attended law school at the University of Calgary and upon his graduation in 1985 commenced his legal career with Walsh where he was an advocate for clients in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. In 1995, Ken was appointed as the first Manager and Director of the Federal Prosecution Service in the newly opened Calgary Department of Justice Office.

After spending several years with the Department of Justice Ken returned to Walsh in 2002 where he continued to advise clients and First Nations in the areas of civil and aboriginal law. In February of 2008, Ken and his two colleagues, Gary A. Befus and Eugene Creighton, Q.C. (now Judge Creighton of the Provincial Court, Criminal Division) were successful in their appearance before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of the The Privacy Commissioner of Canada v. Blood Tribe Department of Health.

Throughout his legal career, Ken has instructed law students, law enforcement officials and lawyers on legal issues and advocacy, and was active in both youth sport and community association activities.

Congratulations to Judge Kenneth R. McLeod on his appointment to the Provincial Court bench.