FREDERICTON (GNB) – A judicial appointment was announced today by Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason.

Nicole Angers has been appointed as a sitting judge in Edmundston following the transfer of Judge Brigitte Volpé to fill a vacant position in Moncton.

“Ms. Angers has a strong legal background in public prosecutions at both the provincial and federal levels, and her expertise will be an asset to the provincial judicial system,” said Anderson-Mason. “Her appointment also helps to maintain an appropriate representation of women among our full-time judges on the provincial court, with 46 per cent of those judges being women.”

Angers obtained her law degree at the Université de Moncton and was called to the bar in 2000. She worked for the Office of the Attorney General of New Brunswick from 2002 to 2011, and for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada from 2012 until this appointment to the provincial court. She is also involved in her community by serving on several volunteer boards, mentoring law students, providing assistance to a non-profit daycare, and coaching minor basketball.

The appointment keeps the number of full-time provincial court judges at 24, including the chief judge and the associate chief judge. There are also 12 supernumerary judges and three per diem judges.

All applications for appointment to the provincial court are assessed by the provincial judicial appointment review advisors who represent the bench, the bar and the general public. The advisors consider the professional and other qualifications of each candidate in carrying out their assessments. The appointment process also includes interviews by a committee composed of the chief justice of New Brunswick, the chief judge and/or associate chief judge of the provincial court, and one of the provincial judicial appointment review advisors representing the general public.