Ontario Court of Justice welcomes new judges Bazylko, Daudlin, Lalande, and Warne

They were assigned to Windsor, Toronto, Cornwall, and Kitchener

Ontario Court of Justice welcomes new judges Bazylko, Daudlin, Lalande, and Warne

The Ontario government has announced the appointments of Mikolaj Bernard Bazylko, Jennifer S. Daudlin, Julien Lalande, and Ashley Warne to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Mikolaj Bernard Bazylko was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009. He worked as an assistant Crown attorney in Windsor before he joined the Chatham Crown Attorney's Office, where he prosecuted criminal trials in the Superior Court and Ontario Court of Justice. Bazylko is also on the board of directors of Linck Child, Youth and Family Supports, which provides developmental, mental health, youth justice and protection services to children and their families.

Jennifer S. Daudlin was called to the Ontario bar in 2008. She was an associate at Kelly Greenway Bruce in Oshawa, prosecuting federal offences and conducting trials in the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice. She worked as staff duty counsel at Legal Aid Ontario in Toronto between 2009 and 2013. She was also the principal at Daudlin Law Professional Corporation, a bilingual family law firm offering litigation, mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination services.

Daudlin has been a mentor with l'Université d'Ottawa and Toronto Metropolitan University's Law Practice Program, reviewing case files in corporate, real estate, civil litigation, criminal and family law, and providing guidance on rules of professional conduct and legal ethics. She was also a board member of Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario and chair of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association Family Law Section.

Julien Lalande was called to the Ontario bar in 2009. He served as an assistant Crown attorney in Ottawa for 11 years. He prosecuted cases of intimate partner violence, human trafficking and homicide. Lalande eventually joined the East Region Guns and Gangs Unit, working with the Ottawa Police Service and other law enforcement agencies prosecuting gang and gun-related crime. Between 2021 and 2023, Lalande worked as the acting Crown attorney for Renfrew County. In 2023, he joined the Attorney General's Human Trafficking Prosecution Team.

Lalande has taught several courses at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, including Search and Seizure and Youth Criminal Justice. He has also authored and contributed to several criminal law publications for Westlaw.

Ashley Warne was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. She worked as an assistant Crown attorney in Brampton before she joined the Kitchener Crown Attorney's Office, where she conducted trials in the Superior Court and Ontario Court of Justice. Warne has volunteered with Junior Achievement Southwestern Ontario. This organization works with school boards to arrange opportunities for students to hear from professionals who share their academic, work and personal experiences.

The new appointments are effective starting December 28. Chief Justice Sharon Nicklas has assigned Bazylko to Windsor, Daudlin to Toronto, Lalande to Cornwall, and Warne to Kitchener.

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