FREDERICTON (GNB) – Brian McLean of Woodstock has been appointed associate chief judge of the provincial court.

"Judge McLean is respected by his colleagues and other members of the judiciary," said Justice Minister Hugh J. Flemming. “The court will undoubtedly benefit from his experience serving the people of New Brunswick.”

McLean graduated from the University of New Brunswick with an honours degree in history and political science in 1992 and a law degree in 1995. He has served on the provincial court since 2014. Prior to that, he practised law for almost two decades in Carleton County.

The associate chief judge helps oversee the provincial court, which consists of 22 full-time judges, including the chief judge and the associate chief judge, as well as nine supernumerary judges and three per diem judges.