Thursday, March 22, 2018
headshot of Justice Ritu Khullar

Congratulations to alumna Justice Ritu Khullar, LLB 1991, appointed as a justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton. She replaces Madam Justice S.J. Greckol, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective January 1, 2018.

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the announcement March 15, 2018.

Justice Ritu Khullar was born in Fort Vermilion, Alberta, to parents who had emigrated from India. She grew up in the small town of Morinville, Alberta, an experience she says shaped her character. After graduating with an Honours BA from the University of Alberta and a law degree from the University of Toronto, Khullar clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench before going into private practice. From 1998 until her appointment to the judiciary, she practised with Chivers Carpenter Lawyers, with a focus on labour and employment, privacy, administrative, human rights, and constitutional law. She also served as managing partner of Chivers Carpenter for eight years. Her legal career has taken her before numerous administrative tribunals and to every level of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In March 2017, she was appointed a justice of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.

Read more about Justice Ritu Khullar’s appointment here.

Read a profile of Justice Ritu Khullar in the Edmonton Journal.