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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 June 14, 2017.

Justice Edward Alexander Carlton was called to the bar in 1994. For the past 12 years, Justice Carlton has served as the Crown Attorney for the District of Parry Sound and then for the District of Muskoka, supervising all criminal prosecutions in these districts. He previously served as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Waterloo and as Counsel for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Justice Carlton has been an active supporter of youth sports in his community. He volunteered as a coach for the Bracebridge Soccer Club for many years and served as a board member for the Muskoka Aquatic Club.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Carlton to preside in Bracebridge.

Justice Jacqueline (Jaki) Freeman was called to the bar in 1996. Justice Freeman's experience includes more than 22 years in litigation. She began her practice in civil litigation and since 2003, she has focused solely on criminal defence, as an associate and later as a managing partner. Justice Freeman has managed a private practice since 2007, which represents people charged with criminal offences. Justice Freeman obtained her Masters of Law in Criminal Justice from Osgoode Hall in 2011.

Justice Freeman is an active member of several professional associations, including the Ontario Bar Association since 2010, where she last held the position of a Vice-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section. She has also served as a Criminal Lawyers Association representative on various committees. Justice Freeman has chaired and spoken on numerous panels for continuing legal education arranged through both organizations.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Freeman to preside in Brampton.

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