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New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Matthew Edward Graham has been assigned by Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo to preside in Woodstock, effective Dec. 19, 2012.

Justice Matthew Edward Graham was called to the Bar in 1992 and since then has been a sole practitioner focusing exclusively on criminal litigation. He is a certified specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in criminal litigation. He has also been a part-time assistant Crown attorney where he prosecuted criminal cases in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice, and a standing agent in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Since 2003, Justice Graham has been a deputy judge of the Small Claims Court in Halton region.

Justice Graham has served on the board of directors of the John Howard Society of Hamilton-Burlington, and as chair of the board of directors of Transitions for Youth. He has also been director of the Criminal Lawyers' Association, a member of the Halton County Law Association, a member of the Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals and was one of the creators of the Halton Community Treatment Court, a mental health court.

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