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Who's the lawyer best qualified to be a family court judge? Answer: the one who represents children's aid. Nathalie Gregson, who represented children's aid in the past, has been appointed judge of the Ontario Court of Justice, sitting in Sault Sainte Marie
Sault's newest judge a specialist in family law
Posted By THE SAULT STAR, Updated December 19, 2008
A North Bay specialist in family law was sworn in Thursday as Sault Ste. Marie's newest judge.
Justice Nathalie Gregson will preside in the Ontario Court of Justice at the Sault courthouse.
Her appointment was effective Dec. 3.
Gregson, who was called to the bar 1994, has been a sole practitioner specializing in family law.
She also represented the Children's Aid Society for the districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound for the past nine years.
As well, she helped organize a collaborative family law program in North Bay and has represented children as a panel member of the Office of the Children's Lawyer.
Gregson has been a deputy judge with the Small Claims Court, a member on the board of North Bay's Legal Aid Ontario Appeals Committee and has served on Canadore College's Board of Governors.
Source: Sault Star, pointed out by Karol Karolak
Addendum: Here is another CAS judge.
Ontario Ministry of The Attorney General
Attention News Editors:
Three new judges appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ -
The province has appointed three judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective January 28, 2009.
[Judges Robert W. Beninger and Michael Block omitted.]
Madam Justice Manjusha Pawagi was called to the Bar in 1997. Since then she has practiced family law. She worked as counsel for the Children's Aid Society (CAS) of Toronto from 1997 to 2004, where she represented the society in child protection cases in both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. While with the CAS she also designed and delivered training for social workers, foster parents and CAS counsel on topics such as amendments to the Child and Family Services Act, court conduct, and the Human Rights Code. Later, she served as counsel for the Office of the Children's Lawyer, where she represented children in child protection and custody and access cases. She has also acted as mentor to several University of Toronto law students. Madam Justice Pawagi is also a successful children's author. Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has assigned Justice Pawagi to preside in Brampton.
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Source: Canada News Wire