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Nine new judges appointed to Ontario Court of Justice

by HR Law Canada

The Ontario government has appointed nine new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, with the appointments taking effect on July 11, 2024. Attorney General Doug Downey announced the new appointees, emphasizing their diverse backgrounds and extensive legal experience.

Justice Michael Boyce, who was called to the Ontario bar in 2003, has had a notable career as an assistant Crown attorney in Ottawa, focusing on complex prosecutions such as homicides and child abuse cases. Recently, he served as acting counsel to the director of operations for the East Region at the Ministry of the Attorney General. Chief Justice Sharon Nicklas has assigned Justice Boyce to Ottawa.

Justice Lisa Maurene Miles, called to the bar in 1994, has worked in various legal roles, including as Crown counsel at the Ontario Review Board. Her career includes significant volunteer work with youth and mentorship programs. Justice Miles has been assigned to Ottawa.

Justice Caolan Moore, called to the bar in 2009, has experience in both criminal defence and as an assistant Crown attorney. He has also been active in mentoring young lawyers and volunteering in community programs. Justice Moore will serve in Toronto.

Justice Shauna Pemberton, called to the bar in 2002, has advocated for youth as a criminal defence lawyer and panel lawyer with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. She has received awards for her contributions to youth justice and has been active in various community and professional organizations. Justice Pemberton has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice Peter Scrutton, called to the bar in 2006, has held roles as Crown counsel and assistant Crown attorney. He has also been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Justice Scrutton will serve in Toronto.

Justice Anil Neil Ranji Singh, called to the bar in 2008, has worked as a sole practitioner and assistant Crown attorney, focusing on complex prosecutions. He has extensive community volunteer experience. Justice Singh has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice Louis Strezos, called to the bar in 1994, has worked in criminal and regulatory law, Indigenous law, and other areas. He has been a strong advocate for legal aid reform and has served in various capacities with the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. Justice Strezos will serve in Toronto.

Justice Seth Weinstein, called to the bar in 2000, has had a distinguished career in criminal trials and appeals. He has also been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and has volunteered in his community. Justice Weinstein has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice Alayna Janai Vivienne Woodley, called to the bar in 2009, has worked as a sole practitioner in criminal, child protection, and family law. She has a strong background in youth advocacy and education. Justice Woodley has been assigned to Brampton.

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