Justice and Public Safety
September 18, 2015
Provincial Court Judge Appointed
New Judge to Preside in Clarenville
The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, and the Honourable Felix Collins, Attorney General, today announced that Paul G. Noble, Q.C., has been appointed as a Judge with Provincial Court in Clarenville. Mr. Noble most recently served as the Deputy Minister and Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice and Public Safety.
“Mr. Noble has a long and distinguished legal career and also served Newfoundland and Labrador well as a public servant. He is capable and respected by his colleagues and he will be an asset to Provincial Court in the province. I wish him nothing but the best as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.”
- The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Mr. Noble was called to the bar in 1990. He worked in private practice for several years before joining the Provincial Government as a solicitor in 1992. He later served as legal counsel for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for 10 years and was ultimately appointed as Deputy Minister and Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice and Public Safety in 2012.
“I congratulate Mr. Noble on his appointment. Having worked closely with him for several years, I am confident that his legal expertise and experience will serve him well on the bench. A role such as this carries significant responsibility and Mr. Noble joins the strong list of appointments that have been made to Provincial Court over the past several years.”
- The Honourable Felix Collins, Attorney General
A bio of Paul G. Noble can be found in the Backgrounder below.
- Paul G. Noble, Q.C., has been appointed as a Judge with Provincial Court in Clarenville.
- Mr. Noble has more than 26 years of experience in various legal capacities in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The Provincial Court is the Court of first instance for all criminal and regulatory offences. Trials of the vast majority of such offences are concluded there.
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Department of Justice and Public Safety
Paul G. Noble, Q.C., received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Memorial University in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1989. He worked in private practice for several years before joining the Provincial Government in 1992 as a solicitor with the Department of Justice, a position he held for six years. He then served as legal counsel for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for 10 years. In 2008, Mr. Noble was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Enforcement) with the Department of Justice. In June 2012, he was named Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Social Policy) with the Executive Council. Mr. Noble was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General in October 2012. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in September 2014.
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