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From Department of Justice Canada/ distributed August 28 2023
The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Jodi R. Wildeman, K.C., Partner at MLT Aikins in Regina, is appointed a Judge of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan. Justice Wildeman fills the remaining position authorized further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1.
Justice Jodi R. Wildeman, K.C., received her Bachelor of Commerce in 2000 and her Bachelor of Laws in 2003, both with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. She received numerous awards during her post-secondary education, including the Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medal. After clerking with the Alberta Courts, she was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2004 and the Saskatchewan Bar in 2005.
Justice Wildeman was with MLT Aikins LLP in Regina throughout her career, where she became a partner in 2012. She practiced in litigation in a variety of areas, including disputes related to contracts, trusts, and infrastructure projects. She gained extensive trial and appellate experience, appearing before the Saskatchewan and Alberta Courts of King’s Bench and Courts of Appeal. Later in her practice, she primarily focused on infrastructure and energy projects, providing legal advice on both project development and dispute resolution. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2020 and received numerous recognitions for her legal work.
Justice Wildeman volunteered as a presenter for a number of organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She served as chair of the selections committee for the YWCA Regina Women of Distinction Awards for several years. She was also Chair of MLT Aikins’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.