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Former CBA president appointed to Federal Court

Former CBA president appointed to Federal Court

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.

New chief justice appointed at Superior Court

New chief justice appointed at Superior Court

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.

McCarthy Tétrault CEO recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives

McCarthy Tétrault CEO recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives

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.

Chiappetta appointed to Specific Claims Tribunal

Chiappetta appointed to Specific Claims Tribunal

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.

Honourary LLDs awarded to legal leaders

Honourary LLDs awarded to legal leaders

The Law Society of Ontario awarded honorary doctorates to four distinguished legal leaders at its June 25 and 26 Call to the Bar ceremonies.

More than 500 complaints received about administrative tribunals: ombudsman

More than 500 complaints received about administrative tribunals: ombudsman

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.

Community legal clinic appeals budget cuts imposed by Legal Aid Ontario

Community legal clinic appeals budget cuts imposed by Legal Aid Ontario

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.

Two new judicial appointments in Ontario announced

Two new judicial appointments in Ontario announced

Minister of Justice David Lametti has announced two new judicial appointments in Ontario under the new judicial application process introduced in 2016.

Fasken partner receives OBA award for insolvency law

Fasken partner receives OBA award for insolvency law

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.