New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed two new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective July 6, 2015.
Justice Sonia Vandana Khemani was called to the bar in 2001. She has been a private practitioner specializing in child welfare litigation in Mississauga for the past three years, as well as a lawyer for the Office of the Children's Lawyer. Justice Khemani previously worked as legal counsel at the Peel Children's Aid Society for eleven years.
Before obtaining her law degree, Justice Khemani held several positions with the Government of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife, where she supported the creation of the new Territory of Nunavut.
Justice Khemani is a board member of the Vita Centre for Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Peel Region. She also volunteers with the Eden Food Bank. Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Khemani to preside in Brampton.
Justice Anthony William Joseph Sullivan was called to the bar in 1989. For the past twenty-seven years, he has been a sole practitioner of family and immigration/refugee law in Toronto, where he has specialized in representing families and children involved with child welfare matters. He also served for a number of years with the Office of the Children's Lawyer.
Justice Sullivan is a founding member of the Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario and the Family Lawyers Association of Ontario, acts as a mentor to law students at Parkdale Community Legal Services and organizes educational seminars on family and immigration law for staff and residents of women's shelters across the Greater Toronto Area. Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Sullivan to preside in Brampton.