New Regional Senior Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed a new regional senior judge to the Ontario Court of Justice.
Justice Aston Joseph Hall has been appointed as the regional senior judge for the Toronto Region, effective September 9, 2017. He will be replacing Regional Senior Justice Timothy R. Lipson.
Justice Hall was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2011. He has been the local administrative judge in Scarborough since 2015, and a member of the court's education secretariat since 2014. Justice Hall was called to the bar in 1995. In 2009, Justice Hall opened his own law firm, Aston J. Hall and Associates.
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Justice Hall immigrated to Canada in 1983. Justice Hall studied law at Osgoode Hall, where he was president of the Black Law Students Association and the Black Law Students' Association of Canada. Justice Hall also holds Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall.
A regional senior judge of the Ontario Court of Justice exercises the powers and performs the duties of the chief justice in his or her region, subject to the authority of the chief justice. This includes scheduling court hearings and assigning cases to individual judges.