Justice Geoffrey Morawetz, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, has been appointed as chief justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, succeeding Chief Justice Heather Smith, who retires June 30 after more than 36 years of service as a judge.
Janet Fuhrer, a partner at Ridout & Maybee LLP in Ottawa, has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court and a judge ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal. Fuhrer replaces Justice Anne Mactavish, who was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal on June 11.
Minister of Justice David Lametti has announced the appointment of Victoria Chiapetta, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, to a five-year term as a member of the Specific Claims Tribunal.
Dave Leonard, a partner and chief executive officer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, was recently named Senior Executive of the Year (Eastern Canada) by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion in its 2019 Awards of Success.