Matthew Park named new applications judge for Court of King’s Bench in Red Deer, Alta.

Matthew Park
By Government of Alberta

Alberta’s government is improving access to justice in Red Deer by appointing Matthew Park as a Court of King’s Bench applications judge for that city.

Park began working with Warren Sinclair LLP as a student-at-law in 2005. He then became an associate lawyer, and has been a partner since 2010. He specializes in commercial litigation.

Park is an active member of Alberta’s legal community and the Red Deer community. He has served as secretary to the Central Alberta Bar Society and as director of the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic Foundation. He is also a charter member of the Waskasoo Optimist Club of Red Deer and has served as director and treasurer of the Red Deer Downtown Business Association.

“Having an applications judge in Red Deer will improve access to justice for residents. Matthew Park is an outstanding member of his community and I congratulate him on his appointment.”Tyler Shandro, Minister of Justice

Park is the first applications judge to reside in Red Deer, and his appointment takes effect June 1.

Applications judges

As an officer of the Court of King’s Bench, an applications judge deals with matters regarding civil law, maintenance enforcement, foreclosures, bankruptcy, residential tenancy disputes and builders’ liens.

To be eligible for an applications judge appointment, candidates must have been at the bar for at least 10 years, be approved by an interview panel and then be recommended by the Alberta Judicial Council.

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