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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario, has announced the appointment of five new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective December 26, 2018.

Justice Aubrey Danielle Hilliard was called to the bar in 2005. She has been a partner with Yanch & Hilliard LLP since 2007, with a focus on family and criminal law. Justice Hilliard has served as a member of the criminal duty counsel panel, the family duty counsel panel and the domestic violence advice panel.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Hilliard to Norfolk County-Simcoe.

Justice Susan Mary Magotiaux was called to the bar in 2002. She has worked at the Crown Law Office Criminal since 2000, and has argued numerous appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. She also served as the head of the Electronic Surveillance Unit for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and as a member of provincial and federal working groups relating to confidential informer privilege. She was also a member of the Search Experts Group and the Computer and Internet Related Crime Team.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Magotiaux to Oshawa.

Justice Christine Elizabeth Jahns Malott was called to the bar in 2000. Justice Malott has been an agent at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada since 2001, where she primarily prosecuted charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Justice Malott also has experience prosecuting a wide range of offences under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Customs Act, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Excise Act and Criminal Code.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Malott to Windsor.

Justice Jodie-Lynn Waddilove was called to the bar in 2004. She has served as Senior Legal Counsel to the Honourable Justice M.H. Tulloch at the Independent Street Checks Review and the Independent Police Oversight Review. She was Senior Legal Counsel with Ontario's Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls joint national inquiry team and Coroner's Counsel at Coroner's Inquests across the Province of Ontario. She has also provided legal counsel to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in areas including Indigenous legal issues, civil litigation, policing and law enforcement, and immigration and citizenship. Justice Waddilove is Anishinabe and Lenape. She was born and raised on the Munsee-Delaware First Nation.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Waddilove to Barrie.

Justice Donald Lyle Wolfe was called to the bar in 1986 and has been in private practice since 1987 with a focus on criminal law. In his general practice, Justice Wolfe has worked in real estate, wills and estates, and worked extensively on refugee claimant cases before the Immigration and Refugee Board. Justice Wolfe has also served as a part-time Assistant Crown Attorney and Legal Aid Duty Counsel.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Wolfe to St. Catharines.

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