New judge to take seat in territorial court next week

A newly-appointed judge with experience in Indigenous communities will take his seat in NWT territorial court next week, filling a position that’s been vacant since May. Donovan Frederick Molloy will replace Judge Bernadette Schmaltz, who retired in the Spring, the GNWT announced in a news release late last week. Molloy was called to the Bar...
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