Province appoints Acting Prothonotary

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The Province is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Rose as the Acting Prothonotary of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.

“Congratulations to Karen Rose on this appointment. I am confident that her professionalism, skills and wealth of knowledge will assist the Courts while the selection process is underway to fill the permanent Prothonotary position left vacant with the appointment of Judge Krista J. MacKay to the Provincial Court." - Hon. Bloyce Thompson, Minister of Justice and Public Safety

“Karen has had many opportunities to work with members of the public and government as a whole in her most recent role as the Privacy Commissioner of Prince Edward Island. Her experience will certainly help her fulfil her duties as the Acting Prothonotary.”

The Prothonotary serves as the chief legal officer of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island. This role is important to the administration of justice and ensures the courts operate as effectively and efficiently as possible. Duties can include small claims mediation, acting as the Registrar of the Courts, and working closely with the Rules Committee for the Court of Appeal and Supreme Courts.

Rose will begin her duties July 27, 2020 and stay in the role until a permanent Prothonotary is appointed.

Media contact:

Vicki Tse
Department of Justice and Public Safety

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