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June 6, 2006

New Provincial Court judge appointed

Justice Minister and Attorney General Tom Marshall is pleased to announce John L. Joy Q.C. has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and will serve in the judicial centre of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

"Mr. Joy brings a wealth of legal knowledge, expertise and experience to the Provincial Court," said Minister Marshall. "On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I would like to offer sincere congratulations to Mr. Joy on his new position."

Called to the Bar in 1978, Mr. Joy holds a B.A. and M.A. history from Memorial University. He obtained a bachelor of laws degree from Dalhousie University and a master of laws in marine law and policy from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. Mr. Joy is currently a partner with the law firm White, Ottenheimer and Baker.

Mr. Joy�s appointment becomes effective August 1, 2006.

Media contact: Billy Hickey, Communications, (709) 729-6985, 691-6390

2006 05 06                                 2:55 p.m.

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