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.
Minister of Justice David Lametti has announced the appointment of Victoria Chiappetta, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, to a five-year term as a member of the Specific Claims Tribunal.
The Specific Claims Tribunal is an independent adjudicative body established as part of the federal government's Justice at Last policy. This joint initiative with the Assembly of First Nations aims to hasten the resolution of specific claims in order to provide justice for First Nations claimants. The tribunal is composed of up to six full-time federal judges appointed from provincial Superior Courts across the country.
Chiappetta earned an LLB from Osgoode Law School in 1993 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1995. From 1995 to 2007, she worked in several legal firms across Ontario and her main areas of practice were corporate law, civil litigation, environmental law, labour law and human rights. She was appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario in Toronto in November 2012.
As a member of the Superior Court, Chiappetta has experience adjudicating in civil, family and commercial courts. Her most recent position was overseeing commercial list matters. Chiappetta has also been a deputy judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice since December 2017, where she has assisted the territory and its history of judicial excellence.
Chiappetta has been a member of the Canadian Italian Advocates Organization and the Legal Advisory Committee of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. She frequently lectures on legal matters at the University of Toronto and has been a contributing writer for Influential Women of Northern Ontario and Canada Law Book.