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CAS Executive Becomes Judge

June 23, 2009 permalink

Edward (Ted) Gareau has become a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. From 1992 to 1997 he was president of the Algoma Children's Aid Society. His wife was CAS legal counsel for twelve years.



Local lawyer appointed Superior Court judge (UPDATED)

Posted By Frank Dobrovnik, The Sault Star, Updated June 22, 2009

The region's newest Superior Court of Justice position will be filled by a local barrister.

Edward (Ted) Gareau has been appointed judge of the province's highest court.

A partner in the local firm Feifel Broadbent Gareau Gualazzi, Gareau decided a long time ago to stay close to home. After graduating from Queen's University and then the University of Windsor Law School, "I chose to return to Sault Ste. Marie to do my articling with Henry Lang," he said Monday.

Called to the Ontario bar in 1985, he toiled for many years with Richard DeLorenzi. He joined his current firm in 1999 and is now "delighted to be appointed to the community where I was born and raised. I see this as a tremendous opportunity to serve the public in my community."

His workload has been predominantly family law, with experience also in mediation, collaborative law, estates and trusts, wills and civil litigation.

He was president of the Algoma District Law Association from 2004 to 2008 and sat on numerous voluntary boards including as president of the Children's Aid Society of Algoma's from 1992 to 1997. Gareau's wife, Nadine, worked as the CAS legal counsel for 12 years.

He will replace Larry Whalen in Sault Ste. Marie, who will remain on the bench but with a reduced workload. Judges may choose to become a "supernumerary" judge after 15 years service.

Canada's department of Justice announced its seven new appointments late Friday.

Though Gareau's title is effective immediately, a swearing-in ceremony occurs before he hears cases. One has not yet been set.

Source: Sault Star