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    November 30th, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • New HLA President Acclaimed

    Congratulations to Robert Hooper
    the 75th President of The 
    Hamilton Law Association. 

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  • Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    November 2nd, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • Corporate Commercial Seminar

    October 12th, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Centre/East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Notification of Judicial Vacancies

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is now offering automatic vacancy notification via email.  Anyone wishing to receive vacancy notification directly in their in-box could register for this service by visiting 

http://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/judicial-vacancy/.

20 Judicial Vacancies - Ontario Court of Justice

Feb 02, 2017

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee advises the Attorney General of Ontario on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, and invites applications for judicial positions in the following locations:

GORE BAY (1) – 50% criminal/50% family
HALTON (1) – criminal
KENORA (2) – 75% criminal/25% family
KINGSTON (1) – criminal
KITCHENER (2) – criminal
NEWMARKET (2) – criminal
NORTH BAY (1) – 50% criminal/50% family
NORTH BAY (1) – bilingual – 50% criminal/50% family
OTTAWA (1) – bilingual – criminal
PETERBOROUGH (1) – criminal
ST. CATHARINES (1) – criminal
TORONTO (6) – criminal

These appointments also involve travel within the regional boundaries as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice. In addition, the Kingston position will require regular travel to Brockville.

The minimum requirement to apply to be a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice is ten years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada.

All candidates must apply either by submitting 14 copies of the current (February 2016) completed Judicial Candidate Information Form in the first instance or by a short letter (14 copies) if the current form has been submitted within the previous 12 months. Should you wish to change any information in your application, you must send in 14 copies of a fully revised Judicial Candidate Information Form.

If you wish to apply and need a current Judicial Candidate Information Form, or if you would like further information, please contact:

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

Tel: (416) 326-4060 Fax: (416) 212-7316
Website: www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/  

All applications, either sent by courier, mail or hand delivery, must be sent to:
Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
c/o Ministry of Government Services Mail Delivery
77 Wellesley Street West, Room M2B-88
Macdonald Block, Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1N3

Applications must be on the current prescribed form and must be TYPEWRITTEN or COMPUTER GENERATED and RECEIVED BY 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017. CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE 14 COPIES OF THEIR APPLICATION FORM OR LETTER*. A Fax copy will be accepted only if 14 copies of the application or letter are sent concurrently by overnight courier. Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered.

*NOTE: Candidates MUST provide 14 copies of their application form or letter for EACH vacancy LOCATION for which they wish to be considered.

The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reasonably reflect the diversity of the population it serves. Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.