The Ontario government has announced the appointment of Justice Jeanine E. LeRoy as the new Associate Chief Justice — Coordinator of Justices of the Peace to the Ontario Court of Justice. The appointment takes effect on September 15, 2023.
Justice LeRoy will be replacing the Honourable Sharon Margaret Nicklas, who was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice on May 31, 2023.
Called to the bar in 1993, Justice LeRoy began her career in law as a criminal defence lawyer based in London, Ontario. She was appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 2011 and held the position of Local Administrative Judge for the London courthouse from 2015 to 2019. Further elevating her judicial career, Justice LeRoy was appointed Regional Senior Judge for the West Region in 2019.
Her appointment as Associate Chief Justice comes with the responsibility of coordinating Justices of the Peace across the province, a role critical to the effective functioning of Ontario’s legal system.
Justice LeRoy’s extensive experience in various judicial roles makes her a significant addition to the Ontario Court of Justice as it navigates evolving legal landscapes.