■ New judge sworn in, joins ‘Jus­tice League’

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - LOCAL -

Frances Knickle was sworn in as jus­tice of the trial divi­sion of the Supreme Court of New­found­land and Labrador dur­ing a cer­e­mony Mon­day in St. John’s by Chief Jus­tice Ray­mond Whalen. Knickle, who will serve on the bench in Happy Val­ley-goose Bay, was most re­cently the direc­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions after serv­ing as se­nior Crown pros­e­cu­tor with the spe­cial pros­e­cu­tions unit in the Depart­ment of Jus­tice. Born in Lunen­burg, N.S., she was called to the bar in this prov­ince in 1992 and was ap­pointed QC in 2013. She has ap­peared at all lev­els of court, in­clud­ing the Supreme Court of Canada. Knickle also has an ex­ten­sive arts back­ground, in mu­sic and act­ing. In an elo­quent and poignant speech, Knickle spoke about her child­hood, her in­flu­ences and her ex­pe­ri­ences, and thanked her fam­ily, col­leagues and those in the jus­tice sys­tem. When Jus­tice Min­is­ter An­drew Par­sons spoke at the cer­e­mony, he said Knickle was the “Bat­girl” in their “Jus­tice League.”

JOE GIB­BONS/THE TELE­GRAM

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