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The Honourable Cecily Y. Strickland


The Honourable Cecily Y. Strickland, a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey in St. John’s, was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court on December 14, 2012. She was nominated a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015.

Madam Justice Strickland received a Diploma in Naval Architecture Technology from the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1983, a Bachelor of Laws in 1989, and a Master of Laws in 1990 from Dalhousie Law School. She was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1991.

Madam Justice Strickland practised with Stewart McKelvey from 1991. Her main areas of practice were marine law, admiralty law, environmental law, litigation, insurance law, and administrative law.

Madam Justice Strickland was a member of the Canadian Bar Association, and has been a member of the Federal Court Statutory Rules Committee since 2001. She was Vice President (East Coast) and Director of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and past provincial chair and national chair of the Maritime Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (1996 to 2002).

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