With the re-opening of the Lloydminster, Saskatchewan provincial court, a new judge has been appointed.
Judge Stephen Kritzer completed a bachelor of political studies with honours before receiving his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. With a special interest in criminal law, he became an articling student for Manitoba Legal Aid in Winnipeg before moving to Swift Current in 1992 to join MacBean Tessem.
Public sector career
In 1994, Kritzer began his career in the public sector as a crown prosecutor in Swift Current. In 2016, he became a regional crown prosecutor. Since 2021, he has been a lecturer at the Saskatchewan Police College, where he teaches law to new police recruits and experienced constables.
His community involvement includes a passion for sport. He has served as a board member for the Swift Current Broncos, president of the Southwest Crisis Services Board, and as a member of both Big Brothers & Big Sisters Swift Current and KidSport Swift Current. He has gone door-to-door for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Cancer Society, and has also fundraised for the United Way and Maverick School in Swift Current. During the Christmas season, he regularly volunteers with the Salvation Army to pack gift hampers. He also takes part in a weekly floor hockey program for underprivileged youth, in addition to coaching soccer.