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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 ten new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective October 11, 2017.

Justice Timothy Edward Breen was called to the bar in 1988. He was most recently an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and was previously a partner at Fleming Breen, where he focused on criminal defence. Justice Breen has volunteered with Environmental Defence Canada and March of Dimes Canada.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Breen to preside in Toronto.

Justice Sandra Caponecchia was called to the bar in 1997. She was most recently acting deputy Crown attorney and prior to this an assistant Crown attorney for Peel Region. In 2014 she also worked as trial counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. Justice Caponecchia has volunteered as a board member for Victim Services of Peel and has actively participated in the training of new recruits, constables and supervisors for the Peel police.

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

Justice Susan Marie Chapman was called to the bar in 1989. She was most recently a partner at Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP, where she focused on criminal and administrative law. Justice Chapman has volunteered with various women's rights community organizations, sexual assault centres and legal clinics.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Chapman to preside in Toronto.

Justice Karen Michelle Erlick was called to the bar in 2002. She has spent most of her career as an assistant Crown attorney, most recently as a team leader in the Vertical File Management System at Old City Hall. Justice Erlick volunteers with the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry fundraising committee and is a coach and trainer with a local girls' hockey association.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Erlick to preside in Toronto.

Justice Rachel Grinberg was called to the bar in 1991. She has spent most of her career as a sole practitioner focusing on criminal law. During this time, she was appointed to the Ontario Review Board and has been its designate alternate chair for the past ten years. Justice Grinberg is a member of the board of directors of the Red Door Family Shelter.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Grinberg to preside in Toronto.

Justice Rita Jean Maxwell was called to the bar in 2002. She was most recently legal counsel for the Ontario Court of Appeal, while at the same time acting as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, in evidence law, and at the Ryerson University Law Practice Program. Justice Maxwell is an active volunteer with the Ontario Justice Education Network and Law In Action Within Schools program.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Maxwell to preside in Toronto.

Justice Lori Beth Montague was called to the bar in 1987. She was most recently a deputy Crown attorney and was previously an assistant Crown attorney for Peel Region. Justice Montague is a volunteer board member with Operation Springboard and has also volunteered with Victim Services of Peel.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Montague to preside in Toronto.

Justice Daniel Francis Moore was called to the bar in 1997. He was most recently counsel with Heller, Rubel Barristers, where he focused on criminal law. He has also been a lecturer with Seneca College. Justice Moore volunteers with the Beaver Scouts.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Moore to preside in Toronto.

Justice Heather Frances Pringle was called to the bar in 2001. She was most recently a sole practitioner, focusing on criminal law. Justice Pringle has volunteered with the Criminal Lawyers' Association and as a high school mock trial coach.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Pringle to preside in Toronto.

Justice Vincenzo (Enzo) Rondinelli was called to the bar in 1997. He most recently worked with the Pro Bono Law Ontario-Supreme Court of Canada Assistance Program, the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program and the Legal Aid Ontario Committee. Justice Rondinelli has also been an adjunct professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School since 2003.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Rondinelli to preside in Toronto.

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