Kathleen M. Ring
Prothonotary Kathleen M. Ring was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She received her law degree with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. She was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1985 and the British Columbia Bar in 1992. She articled and had a general civil litigation practice with the firm of Gauley & Company (now McDougall Gauley) in Saskatoon until 1990. In 1993, she served as legal counsel to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. She joined the Civil Litigation Section of the Federal Department of Justice in 1994. At the time of her appointment to the Federal Court, she was General Counsel with the Department of Justice in Vancouver, where she practised primarily in the areas of Aboriginal law and class actions.
She served as the Departmental representative on the Federal Court's Indigenous Bar Liaison Committee from its inception in 2005 until 2013, and was involved in the development of the Federal Court's Aboriginal Litigation Practice Guidelines. She was also the co-chair of the Department’s Federal Courts Practice Group in Vancouver. She was a frequent presenter at legal conferences and in-service training events, and was the author of the chapter "The Crown as a Fiduciary" in the loose-leaf publication, Government Liability: Law and Practice. She was appointed a Prothonotary of the Federal Court on December 19, 2017.