Several women appointed to the bench

The New Brunswick provincial court will soon have gender parity among full-time judges.

Current Moncton-based Jolène Richard will take over as the court’s chief judge in June…first woman in that position.

Five new judges were named:  Kelly Ann Winchester in Saint John, Lucie Mathurin in Moncton, Joanne Durette in Bathurst, Johanne-Marguerite Landry in Caraquet and Natalie LeBlanc in Miramichi.