June 13, 2014
New Provincial Court Judge for Labrador
Phyllis Harris Appointed to Happy Valley-Goose Bay
The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Justice, and the Honourable Felix Collins, Attorney General, are pleased to announce that Phyllis A. Harris has been appointed to the bench as a Provincial Court Judge. Ms. Harris will sit at the court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, replacing retired Judge William English.
“I congratulate Ms. Harris on her appointment and I am confident that the experience she has gained in private practice and as a Crown Attorney will serve her well as she administers justice in Labrador. She is a great addition to the bench in the province. I also congratulate Judge English for the work he has done on behalf of the justice system and wish him well in retirement.”
- The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Justice
Ms. Harris was called to the bar in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1993 and worked in private practice until 1999 when she joined the Provincial Government as a Crown Attorney in Clarenville. Beginning in 2005, she served as the Senior Crown in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for four years before continuing her career in St. John’s.
“Having worked in Happy Valley-Goose Bay as a the Senior Crown Attorney for a number years, Ms. Harris has direct experience in dealing with the uniqueness and the challenges associated with the justice system in Labrador. She will be an asset to the judiciary in the province.”
- The Honourable Felix Collins, Attorney General
Ms. Harris’ biography can be found in the backgrounder below.
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Director of Communications
Department of Justice
2014 06 013 12:15 p.m.