New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective May 25, 2016.
Justice Alison Rose Mackay was called to the bar in 1988. For the past 26 years, she has been a sole practitioner, specializing in criminal law primarily in Peel region. Throughout her career, Justice Mackay has appeared in both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, representing clients charged with a range of serious to minor offences. Since 2007, she has served as Director of the Criminal Lawyers' Association for the Region of Peel, where she has organized the Fall Annual Criminal Law Conference and has been a frequent guest lecturer on a variety of criminal law topics for the Peel Law Association.
Justice Mackay volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Rexdale Women's Centre, a non-profit agency that assists immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their families to settle into the community. She has also volunteered with various high schools to assist students in mock trial competitions.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Mackay to preside in Brampton.