August 09, 2021

Saskatchewan Lawyer Honoured with Queen's Counsel Designation

A Saskatchewan lawyer, Shannon Williams is being recognized with the honourary Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation for her impressive contributions to the legal profession and public service.

"It's a great pleasure to recognize the exceptional talent and commitment that Shannon has demonstrated as a member of the Saskatchewan legal community," Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  "Shannon is a dedicated public servant and her work for this province has been outstanding.  This is a well-deserved recognition."

Williams is Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in Regina.  She obtained her Bachelor of Law from the University of Alberta in 2004 and her Master of Law from Dalhousie University in 2009.  Williams joined the Ministry in 2017 as a Senior Crown Prosecutor.  In 2019 she joined the Deputy's Minister's Office as Executive Assistant and Senior Legal Counsel.  She started in her current position as Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Justice Services Division of the Ministry in the spring of 2021.

Individuals must live in Saskatchewan and must have practiced law for at least ten years in the superior courts of any province or territory of Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland.