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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 five new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective August 31, 2017.

Justice Jennifer Anne Crawford was called to the bar in 1997. Justice Crawford was most recently the designated high risk offender Crown attorney for the Toronto region. Previously, she served as an assistant Crown attorney for twelve years and was associate counsel on the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Commission from 2003 to 2007. Justice Crawford has volunteered with the Oakville Parks and Recreation Committee and the Oakville Literacy Council.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Crawford to preside in Halton.

Justice Pieter Joubert was called to the bar in 2005. He was most recently an assistant Crown attorney in Kenora and was previously in private practice focusing on criminal law. Previous to that, he served as a local area director for Legal Aid Ontario. He has volunteered and supported several Kenora organizations, including the Kenora Association for Community Living, Making Kenora Home and the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Joubert to preside in Kenora.

Justice Karey Katzsch was called to the bar in 2002. Most recently, Justice Katzsch served as the deputy Crown attorney for Waterloo and she was previously an assistant Crown attorney. Justice Katzsch is a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team of Waterloo Region, a frequent lecturer at the Ontario Crown Attorneys Association summer school and a volunteer lecturer at local high schools and universities on topics related to criminal law.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Katzsch to preside in Kitchener.

Justice Scott Nicholas Latimer was called to the bar in 2003. He has served as Crown counsel and was the assistant Crown attorney with the Peel Region Crown Attorney's Office for ten years. Justice Latimer is an active volunteer with the Oakville Soccer Club, Angels Girls Softball Club and Oakville Little League.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Latimer to preside in Kitchener.

Justice Ronald Cameron Blake Watson was called to the bar in 1995. He was senior litigation counsel for the Joint Serious Offences Team of the Ontario Securities Commission for six years and previously served as an assistant Crown attorney in the Peel Region Crown Attorney's Office. Justice Watson served on the professional advisory council for Sheridan College and was previously a volunteer board member for Victim Services of Peel.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Watson to preside in St. Catharines.

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