New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed five new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Nov.19, 2014.
Justice Frank Douglas Crewe was called to the bar in 1989. For the past 20 years, Justice Crewe has managed his own practice focusing on criminal law. Prior to that, he was a sole practitioner specializing in criminal defence trials and appeals. Justice Crewe has taught trial advocacy at Osgoode Hall law school, and volunteered with the Ontario Justice Education Network. Justice Crewe was a member of the Justice on Target metrics table, and served as a board member of the Criminal Lawyers' Association. He has also provided pro-bono legal services to Beyond Borders, a charitable organization that advocates for the rights of children to be free from sexual abuse. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Crewe to preside in Toronto.
Justice Kate Doorly was called to the bar in 1991. For the past 23 years, Justice Doorly has held a variety of positions with the Ministry of the Attorney General, including domestic violence Crown, policy counsel, assistant Crown attorney and deputy Crown attorney. Justice Doorly has been a volunteer with the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Out of the Cold program, and a board member of New Leaf Living and Learning, an organization that provides residential housing to people with developmental disabilities. She also has been an active fundraising volunteer in her community for a number of charitable organizations. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Doorly to preside in Toronto.
Justice Stuart W. Konyer was called to the bar in 1997. For the past 14 years, Justice Konyer has served as a criminal defence attorney at May & Konyer Associates. Justice Konyer has been president of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, and has volunteered as counsel for the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. He has also served as a board member of the Lifeline Centre, a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility. In 2007, Justice Konyer was awarded the Regional Senior Justice Award by the County of Carleton Law Association for excellence in litigation. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Konyer to preside in Lindsay.
Justice Riun Shandler was called to the bar in 1997. Justice Shandler has been a Crown counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General for the past 17 years. Justice Shandler has taught mental health and criminal justice at Osgoode Hall law school, and has volunteered with the Ontario Justice Education Network. He has also been a director of the Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association. Justice Shandler has been an active member in his community as a volunteer for the Toronto High Park Football Club and the Beresford Park Community Ice Rink. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Shandler to preside in Toronto.
Justice Gerri Lynn Wong was called to the bar in 1986. Most recently, she managed her own law firm as a sole practitioner focusing on child protection matters. Prior to that, she practised family law and mediation in the City Of Windsor. She has served as a member of the bench and bar committee for the Ontario Court of Justice, and has taught at the University of Windsor faculty of law. Justice Wong was awarded the Charles J. Clark award by the Essex Law Association in 2013 in recognition of her professional integrity and community service. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Wong to preside in Chatham.