Stettler mayor appointed to bench

Stettler is losing its mayor but gaining a provincial court judge. Jim Allison Hunter was appointed to the central region of the Alberta provincial court, it was announced Tuesday.

Stettler is losing its mayor but gaining a provincial court judge.

Jim Allison Hunter was appointed to the central region of the Alberta provincial court, it was announced Tuesday.

Hunter, who is currently serving his first term as mayor, was on town council for nine years previously.

An election to fill the vacant mayor’s chair is expected to be announced soon by town council.

Hunter’s appointment, announced by Alison Redford, Alberta Minister of Justice and Attorney General, is effective Aug. 24.

Hunter graduated from the University of Alberta law school in 1988.

After graduation, he became a partner with Grant Hunter in a general practice, focusing on litigation, family, estate and real estate law.

In 2001, he become sole practitioner of James A. Hunter Professional Corp.

Radford said she was pleased to welcome Hunter and Kathleen Dawn Williams of Edmonton to the Alberta bench.

“Their diverse experience will be an asset to the judiciary and I’m confident they will served Albertans well,” Radford said.

The Alberta Judicial Council screens all candidates for provincial court appointments and forwards a list of recommended applicants to the provincial court nominating committee.

The committee then interviews candidates from the list and recommends the names of those appointees felt to be of the highest calibre to the minister of justice, says Jill McKenzie, a justice department spokesman.

Hunter couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday.

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