New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective May 20, 2015.
Justice Julie Bourgeois was called to the bar in 1999. She has worked as a Crown Attorney and Assistant Crown Attorney for the past 16 years. Prior to her legal career, Justice Bourgeois worked with clients suffering from severe mental disorders and provided intervention and support to young offenders. She is fluent in English and French.
Justice Bourgeois is an active member of her community as a volunteer with various francophone associations, including the Club Richelieu Casselman, where she has volunteered since 2009. She has served as a board member and trustee for the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott-Russell, as well as the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Bourgeois to preside in Ottawa.