(September 28, 2016) – Ivan Modeste Laurie Ladouceur has been appointed to St. Paul, in the Edmonton Region of the Provincial Court.
Ladouceur, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law, was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1992. Since then, he has carried on a private practice in High Prairie, specializing in criminal, and family and child welfare law, in the northern Provincial Court of Alberta circuit of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, High Prairie, Valleyview, Slave Lake, Red Earth Creek and Wabasca.
Ladouceur is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and is fluent in the Cree language. As a longtime member of the Eagle Sundance Society, he helps First Nations organize and conduct the Eagle Sundance ceremony, a spiritual tradition shared by many of the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains region, to ensure that it will be taught and passed on to future generations.
“Mr. Ladouceur’s exemplary legal career, experience and strong ties to Alberta’s northern and Indigenous communities make him an excellent addition to the Provincial Court,” stated Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
Candidates for Provincial Court appointments are screened first by the Alberta Judicial Council and then interviewed by the Provincial Court Nominating Committee (PCNC). The PCNC provides its recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
The Alberta Judicial Council has representatives from the Alberta Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and the Law Society of Alberta. It also includes two individuals appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. The Provincial Court Nominating Committee has 11 members representing the Alberta Provincial Court, the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch, and representatives of the province’s legal community and the public appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.