Loren Politeski Q.C. grew up on a farm in Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan, and completed high school at St. Peters’ College in Muenster, SK, before attending the University of Saskatchewan. He and his wife Lynne, have three grown children.
In the past, Loren has held various volunteer positions with the Lloydminster Cross Country Ski Club, Lloydminster Fish and Game Association, Lloydminster Youth Soccer Association, Lloydminster Minor Hockey Association, Ducks Unlimited, Lloydminster Chapter and Big Brothers, Lloydminster. He has conducted various seminars on legal topics to community groups.
On February 26th 2014, Loren was appointed Queen’s Counsel for the Province of Alberta. The history of Queen’s Counsel in England dates back to the 16th century. The practice of appointing Queen’s Counsel was continued in Canada and predates Confederation. The first Queen’s Counsel appointees were admitted in Upper Canada in 1841.
Modern practice has been for the Attorney General to call for Q.C. applications from the public every second September for appointment on the final day of every other year. All applications are reviewed by the Law Society of Alberta’s Queen’s Counsel Screening Committee and recommendations for appointment are then submitted to the Minister and Cabinet for consideration and final selection. In Alberta, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the Queen’s Counsel recipients.
Loren’s appointment recognizes more than forty years of practice in the legal profession, as well as numerous contributions to the community.