September 27, 2005
For immediate release
Provincial Court Judge Appointed
Office of the Attorney General
When Judge Thompson advised the Attorney General of his plans to retire, an independent Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee was established. This Committee is chaired by the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court, a representative of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island, a representative of the Canadian Bar Association, and two members of the community appointed by the Attorney General.
The Committee assessed applicants on the basis of professional experience, judgmental ability, personal characteristics and community awareness. On that basis, the committee rated Mr. Lantz as “highly recommended.”
Jeffery E. Lantz will assume his responsibilities on the Provincial Court effective immediately. Mr. Lantz has indicated his willingness to relocate to Prince County.