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New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario has appointed two new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective March 23, 2016.

Justice Kimberley Ann Crosbie was called to the bar in 2002. For over 14 years, Justice Crosbie has worked as Crown Counsel specializing in criminal law in the Toronto area. Throughout her career, she has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada, conducted numerous appeals in the Ontario Court of Appeal and served as Counsel to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, at the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Recently, Justice Crosbie was designated Ontario's lead Crown in education and training for prosecuting sexual offences, and chair of the Ministry of the Attorney General's Sexual Violence Advisory Group. She has served as a mentor to students, and has taught courses at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2009. 

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Crosbie to preside in Toronto.

Justice John N. Olver was called to the bar in 1992. Since 2005, Justice Olver has been a managing partner practicing criminal law at Scott & Olver LLP in Oshawa. For nine years prior to that, he was a managing partner at Scott, Kimball, Olver Law Firm. Throughout his career, he has appeared in both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice.

An active member of his community, Justice Olver serves on the board of directors for Community Living Oshawa/Clarington, and is part of Durham College's Legal Research and Information Management Program Advisory Committee. He mentors junior lawyers and articling students, and has taught courses in criminal law at both Durham College and the University of Guelph.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Olver to preside in Oshawa.

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