Ross received his B.A. and LL.B, both with distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and 1985. After serving as law clerk to Chief Justice E.D. Bayda of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, he attended Queen's University, receiving his LL.M. in 1988, and was called to the bar in Saskatchewan that same year
The last four years of his time with Justice was spent in the Civil Law Division providing legal services, mainly to the Public Service Commission in the areas of labour and employment law, including severance, while maintaining his human rights law practice.
Ministry of Justice
Ross joined Gerrand Rath Johnson after a twenty-year career with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. He initially practiced constitutional, criminal and human rights law and was Saskatchewan's representative on the federal/provincial/territorial committee, which oversees Canada's international human rights obligations. Later, his practice included a broad range of Aboriginal law issues. He was counsel to the provincial team negotiating a comprehensive First Nations self-government agreement among the province, the federal government and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. He was a member of the provincial team, which negotiated the long term gaming agreement with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and was also involved as legal counsel in the negotiation of treaty land entitlement settlements.
During his time in government, Ross provided legal and policy advice and appeared as counsel before arbitration boards, Human Rights Tribunals and the Labour Relations Board, as well as every level of court in Saskatchewan and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ross received his B.A. and LL.B, both with distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and 1985, respectively. After serving as law clerk to Chief Justice E.D. Bayda of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Ross attended Queen's University, receiving his LL.M. in 1988, the same year he was called to the Saskatchewan Bar.
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