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CAS Lawyer Becomes Judge
January 19, 2014 permalink
Ontario has appointed Lynda Susan Ross to be a judge. She has past experience working for Toronto Children's Aid and the Office of the Children's Lawyer.
New Judge Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Lynda Susan Ross has been assigned by Chief Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo to preside in Windsor, effective January 29, 2014.
Justice Ross was called to the Bar in 1991. Following a year as a staff lawyer for Children's Aid of Toronto, Justice Ross joined the practice of Hartrick and Associates of Toronto, focussing on family and child protection litigation. In 1993, she became a member of the legal panel of the Office of the Children's Lawyer and, in 1995, established a practice as a sole practitioner, working in all areas of family law. She has practiced collaborative family law and has been a child protection mediator, providing services to Children's Aid Societies and courts in Toronto, Peel and others. Justice Ross is also a member of Legal Aid Ontario's Mental Health and Domestic Violence panels.
Justice Ross has been a board member and volunteer with Ernestine's Women's Shelter. She has volunteered with Second Harvest in Toronto and the Youth Justice Committee of Peel. In addition, she is a board member of the John Howard Society for Halton/Dufferin/Peel.
Source: Province of Ontario
Addendum: Canada Court Watch reports Ontario Continues to Pack Courts with Children’s Aid Society Affiliates (pdf). A table summarizes judges appointed with CAS service on their vitas:
|Lynda Susan Ross||January 29, 2014|
|Katherine Stacy Neill||December 25, 2013.|
|Kathleen Baker||May 8, 2013|
|Manjusha Pawagi||January 28, 2009|
|Edward (Ted) Gareau||June 22, 2009|
|Kevin Sherwood||November 1, 2010|
|Jane Hatton||August 6, 2010|
|Nathalie Gregson||December 1, 2008|
|Roselyn Zisman||March 30, 2007|
|Margaret McSorley||December 15, 2003|
|Robert Rogerson||December 15, 2003|
|justice of the peace||appointment|
|Claire Thérèse Robinson Winchester||May 25, 2011|
|Cristina M Almeida Santos||July 28, 2011|
|Anna Marie Hampson||October 13, 2010|
|Abdul Ali Chahbar||October 14, 2009|
|Ana Cristina Costa||March 4, 2009|
|Ernest Parsons||July 11, 2007|
|Rhonda Shousterman||May 30, 2007|