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Judges Appointed To The Ontario Court Of Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

The province has appointed three new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective December 28, 2011. 

Justice Robert Gee was called to the Bar in 1992 and joined the law firm Jones, Rogers as an associate. In February 1995 he became an associate with Child, Chaimovitz, a criminal law practice in Hamilton. In 1996, he became a sole practitioner in family and criminal law and has practiced exclusively in criminal law since 1998. He has appeared on many bail hearings, criminal trials and summary conviction appeals. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Hamilton branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the John Howard Society of Hamilton-Burlington. Justice Gee has also been director of the Hamilton Lawyers Club and a member of the Hamilton Legal Aid Area Committee. He has also volunteered as an assistant coach for hockey and soccer organizations in Brantford. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Gee to preside in Brantford.

Justice Jeanine Elisabeth LeRoy was called to the Bar in 1993 and has 18 years experience as a criminal defence lawyer. She practised criminal law at several firms in London until 2003 when she became a sole practitioner. She has been a lecturer and presenter for numerous organizations including the Ontario Police College, the London Police Service, the Criminal Lawyers Association and the Ontario Conference of Judges. She has been president of the Criminal Lawyers Association in London, and a member of the Muslim Educator Advisory Council and the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee. Justice LeRoy co-founded One Good Turn: A Giving Circle, a non-profit organization that raises funds for youth in the London area and has been a mentor for the Criminal Law Intensive Program, University of Western Ontario Law School. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice LeRoy to preside in London.

Justice Enno J. Meijers was called to the Bar in 1990. From 1990 to 1999 he was an Assistant Crown Attorney in Welland and, since 2000, he has prosecuted in the Barrie courts. He has prosecuted charges at all levels of trial court and has been involved in complex homicide cases. He has been involved in the Simcoe County High School Mock Trial competition, sat on the board of directors for the Unity Christian High School in Barrie and is on the board of governors of Redeemer University College in Ancaster. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Meijers to preside in Barrie. 

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