New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed three new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective February 16, 2017.
Lorelei Mary Amlin was called to the bar in 1994. Justice Amlin's experience includes more than 20 years in litigation, and at one time, she was the senior federal prosecutor in Hamilton. As assistant Crown attorney on the Guns and Gangs initiative, she was team lead on large, complex projects. Justice Amlin has lectured on criminal organizations, complex cases, and search and seizure. Since 2016, she has been in private practice, prosecuting federal charges as an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
Justice Amlin sat on the board of the Community Development Council Durham, which deals with issues of homelessness, poverty, community development and social services. She is an annual participant in the Multiple Sclerosis Society Bike Tour and the Hamilton Around the Bay Road Race in support of St. Joseph's Hospital.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Amlin to preside in Guelph.
Michael David McArthur was called to the bar in 1986. Justice McArthur was a senior partner with the firm of MacLeod Hosack Nunn Pereira Kinkel LLP and a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. Since 1988, he also worked as Department of Justice/Public Prosecution Service (Canada) Standing Agent for Norfolk County, advising police concerning drug investigations, overseeing other counsel and conducting prosecutions.
Justice McArthur has provided pro bono assistance to several organizations, and has organized and participated in many economic development initiatives in the Norfolk community. In 2011, he was awarded the Outstanding Individual Award by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Haldimand-Norfolk for valuable contributions made towards enhancing the lives of people with serious mental illness.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice McArthur to preside in Guelph.
Brenda Maureen Green was called to the bar in 1994. In 1997, Justice Green piloted a full-time Duty Counsel program in Ottawa that was subsequently introduced across Ontario. Since 2002, Justice Green has served as an assistant Crown attorney. In this capacity, she has worked on several major cases, as well as special projects, including Justice on Target and other initiatives aimed at reducing court delays. Since 2016, Justice Green has also been working with the province's Sexual Violence Advisory Committee to develop policy and best practices, and assist and mentor assistant Crown attorneys working on sexual violence prosecutions.
Over the course of her career, Justice Green has been active in community organizations in Ottawa, Scarborough, Northumberland and Durham Region. She sat on the board of Luke's Place, a not-for-profit agency that provides legal and emotional support to survivors of domestic abuse. She is also a volunteer mentor for young lawyers.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Green to preside in Oshawa.