Sharon Pratchler, QC, elevated to President of The Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch
Sharon Pratchler, QC, Senior Crown Counsel with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, was elevated to President of CBA Saskatchewan for the 2015/2016 term. This is Sharon’s 22nd year as a public lawyer. She started in private practice, and then moved into Public Prosecutions, specializing in commercial crime. Her primary love is courtroom work and she has spent much of her career in and around courtrooms. She has been the Registrar for the Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court and in the latter role, was involved in the formation of the Regina Drug Treatment Court and Regina Domestic Violence Court. She received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2005.
Sharon has been involved in the CBA for a number of years, serving in a variety of roles including: the Mid-Winter Meeting Chair; Professional Development Chair; Branch Treasurer; and Branch Vice-President.
She is married to Tom Irvine, also a public lawyer. They have one son, Graeme and his menagerie of pets – Buster and Chubs the cats, Sebastian the lop-eared bunny and a Yorkshire Terrier named Sweetpea.
The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to improving the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, law teachers and law students from across Canada are members, with over 1,100 being members of the Saskatchewan Branch.