The Swift Current Provincial Court's vacant judge position has been filled.

Alan Jacobson was appointed to the role on Friday by the province taking over for Michael Tomka who was elevated to the Court of King's Bench in Saskatoon on May 1.

Jacobson earned his Bachelor of Law from McGill University in 1998 and was called to the bar in 1999. He also received a Master of Law in 2004 from Osgoode Hall Law School.

The Regina resident spent a brief stint at McKercher, McKercher & Whitmore as an associate around the turn of the century but was brought aboard by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in 2000 as Crown Counsel.

He was then promoted to senior Crown Counsel in the Constitutional Law Branch before becoming the Chief Legislative Crown Counsel in the Legislative Drafting Branch. 

Jacobson specializes in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

He is a father of seven and actively volunteers his time as a coach and board member on several non-profit organizations in Regina.