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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Law Society of Ontario awarded honorary doctorates to four distinguished legal leaders at its June 25 and 26 Call to the Bar ceremonies.
Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé reported a “historic” surge in complaints over the past year, including hundreds of complaints about delays and decisions across the province’s 37 administrative tribunals.
The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, a community legal clinic that provides services to low-income clients from the Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian communities, has announced that it will be appealing a decision by Legal Aid Ontario to reduce its budget.
Minister of Justice David Lametti has announced two new judicial appointments in Ontario under the new judicial application process introduced in 2016.
A partner in Fasken’s insolvency and restructuring group is the recipient of the 2019 Ontario Bar Association Murray Klein Award of Excellence in Insolvency Law.