Appointments to Court of Justice: regional senior justices, regional senior justice of the peace

Senior justice appointments will take effect this June

Appointments to Court of Justice: regional senior justices, regional senior justice of the peace

On Mar. 29, Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey announced three new appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice: David Gibson and Karen Lische as regional senior justices and Sonia Aleong as regional senior justice of the peace.

Gibson, who will be replacing Justice Joyce Elder in the Northwest region effective June 12, joined the Ontario Court of Justice in 2013 and has served as local administrative judge in Kenora and Fort Frances and as Northwest representative for the Association of Ontario Judges. Gibson contributed to the 2019 National Criminal Law Program, during the 2019 National Conference on Indigenous Criminal Justice Post-Gladue and was keynote speaker during the International Association of Prosecutors 5th Regional Conference, Prosecuting in the 21st Century.

Lische, who will be taking the place of Justice Patrick Boucher in the Northeast region effective June 4, joined the Ontario Court of Justice in 2014, where she sat in family and criminal court in English and French. She has twice served as local administrative judge and has actively participated in court committees such as the Sudbury Speciality Courts Committee and the Rules Committee. She has also acted as secretary for the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges and as a mentor to those newly appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Aleong, who is replacing Thomas Stinson as regional senior justice of the peace for the West region effective Apr. 22, joined the court as justice of the peace in the West region in 2007 and has served as local administrative justice of the peace, as a magistrate with the judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago, as director of the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario for two terms and as a member of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association.

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