New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court Of Justice
Ontario has appointed four new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice effective March 7, 2018.
Justice Hafeez Shahbudin Amarshi was called to the bar in 2002. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer, and most recently, as Crown counsel for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Justice Amarshi also served on the Board of Directors for Flemingdon Community Legal Services and in 2012 was a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes contributions to Canadian citizenship and public service.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Amarshi to preside in Brampton.
Justice Allison Dellandrea was called to the bar in 1998. She most recently served as counsel for the Crown Law Office Criminal where she was the Criminal and Education lead for the Ontario Provincial Strategy on Internet Crimes Against Children. She has been an ambassador for Fight to End Cancer and her work on criminal law has been presented to national and international audiences. Justice Dellandrea has also been the director of summer school programming for the Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association since 2012 and is an active member of the Ontario Justice Education Network.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Dellandrea to preside in Brampton.
Justice Joe Patrick Paul Fiorucci was called to the bar in 1997 and has been a sole practitioner specializing in criminal law. He has been a board member of the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area since 2012, where he held the positions of president, vice-president and treasurer. He also served as the Hamilton director of the Criminal Lawyers' Association and president of the Hamilton Criminal Lawyers' Association.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Fiorucci to preside in Hamilton.
Justice Craig Fraser was called to the bar in 1989. After a number of years working in private practice, he became an assistant Crown attorney in 2000. Justice Fraser was the lead mental health assistant Crown in the Hamilton Crown Attorney's office. As a member of both the Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee and the Hamilton Forensic Network Committee, he has worked to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Fraser to preside in Simcoe.