The Honourable Christopher J. Mainella, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Manitoba, to replace Mr. Justice M.A. Monnin, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 1, 2013.
Mr. Justice Mainella was appointed a judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba in 2012. Prior to his appointment, he had been counsel for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada since 1995. His main areas of practice were criminal law, constitutional law, and extradition.
Mr. Justice Mainella received a Bachelor of Arts in 1990 from McGill University, a Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1993, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1994. He received a Master of Laws from the University of London, England, in 2003. He was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1995.
Mr. Justice Mainella was a Moot Court judge for the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, for several years and a faculty member of the Law Society of Manitoba Intensive Advocacy Program. He was involved in numerous community organizations.