John Faulkner

John Faulkner was appointed to the Territorial Court of the Yukon in 1989. He was the first University of Alberta Alumnus to serve twice as Chief Judge of the Territorial Court and for terms as chair of the Yukon Judicial Council and as supervising judge for the Yukon Justice of the Peace Program.

Born 1947, Edmonton, Alberta

  • 1972 – Graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • 1973, 1975 & 1984 - Admitted to the Bars of Alberta, Yukon and Saskatchewan, respectively
  • He practiced primarily criminal law, working both as prosecution and defence
  • Faulkner has worked on numerous murder cases and prosecuted cases involving allegations of complex white collar crimes
  • He was discipline counsel for the law Society of Alberta and the Alberta Dental Association and College and served as president of the Alberta Criminal trial Lawyers Association
  • Appeared in all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada
  • He was senior partner in the Edmonton law firm Faulkner Rogers
  • 1989 – Was appointed to the territorial court of the Yukon
  • July 21, 2012 – after more than 20 years, Judge John Faulkner will retire on his 65th birthday.