New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
TORONTO - Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of two new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective April 16, 2020.
Justice Edward Prutschi was called to the bar in 2000 and opened his own criminal law practice that same year. He has represented clients on a diverse array of matters, including homicide and domestic violence cases. In addition to his own practice, Justice Prutschi has spent the past decade providing legal commentary and analysis for various media outlets, including the Toronto Sun, Newstalk 1010 and CTV News. Since 2016 he has served as a board member for the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto (UJA) and in 2018 he received the UJA's Shem Tov award for his volunteer service to Toronto's Jewish community.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Prutschi to Newmarket.
Justice Lynn Robinson was called to the bar in 1991. Since 2012 she has worked as Crown counsel and regional coordinator in the Central West region. In this role, Justice Robinson recommended and implemented evidence-based solutions to help modernize the criminal justice system. She was lead counsel on an international fraud jury trial involving over 800 investors. Prior to this work, she was an assistant Crown attorney in Cornwall, London and Kitchener, working on a number of cases with victims and vulnerable people. She has volunteered with the Ontario Police College's police officer training program since 2015.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Robinson to St. Catharines.