While not currently practicing law, Gerald Barnable provides practice guidance to the firm, and is available to provide mediation services.
He is a retired Provincial Court Judge of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a life member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In nearly thirty years on the bench, he has presided over numerous criminal and civil trials and conducted judicial inquiries. Over that time, when opportunity arose, he also presided as a Deputy-Territorial Court Judge of the NorthWest Territories, and until 2015 he was a Deputy-Territorial Court Judge for the Yukon. These efforts allowed him to travel throughout Canada’s Arctic, and provided an opportunity to see much of the geography, culture and societal issues up close. He has served on the executive, including past president, of both the Newfoundland Association of Provincial Court Judges and the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges.
He also served on the Judicial Council for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and participated in advising on changes to the Provincial Court Act and the appointment of judges to that court.
Gerald Barnable has co-authored a Sentencing Handbook for Judges for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also wrote a legal history published by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador entitled “Under the Clock: A legal history of the Ancient Capital”.
His interest in the historical continues as he sits on a committee of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador dedicated to preserving a record of the Province’s legal past. He co-edited and co-published “A Ferryland Magistrate, The Journal and Cases of Robert Carter, Esq. J.P., 1832-1840, Vol. I, in 2013 and Volume II, 1842-1852, in 2014.
A frequent speaker, he welcomes opportunities to share his experiences with the next generation.
Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (Life Member, non practicing)
LL.B. Dalhousie University
B.A., B.Ed. Memorial University of Newfoundland
Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges(Honorary Life Member)