ONTARIO JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED

OTTAWA, February 27, 2015 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

The Honourable David A. Jarvis, a lawyer with the firm Beard Winter LLP in Toronto is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court, to replace Madam Justice M.A.C. Scott (Oshawa), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of December 31, 2014. This vacancy was transferred to Newmarket.

Mr. Justice Jarvis received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1976 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1978. He was appointed a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 1998.

Mr. Justice Jarvis is a founding member and former Director of the Toronto Collaborative Family Law Group. He was a member of the Advocates' Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association. He is a former member and director of the Family Lawyers Association of Ontario (1996-2003) and a past instructor and examiner in family law for the Bar Admission Course (1983-2000).

The Honourable Adriana Doyle, a lawyer with Adriana Doyle Professional Corporation in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice, Family Court, to replace Madam Justice M.T. Linhares de Sousa (Ottawa), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 10, 2014.

Madam Justice Doyle received a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History) from Brock University in 1979 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1982. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984.

Madam Justice Doyle was the senior associate of Adriana Doyle Professional Corporation since 2012; a sole practitioner from 2001 to 2012; and with Beach & Doyle from April 1984 to 2001. She practised law on a contract basis with the firm of Binks Chilcott and Simpson in the "trial blitz" of the Supreme Court of Ontario. Her main areas of practice were family law, mediation, arbitration and child representation. She was a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court from 2000 to 2011 and was appointed to the Ottawa Police Services Board in February 2011.

The Honourable Robert E. Charney, a lawyer with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice to replace Madam Justice K. Wright (Newmarket), who was transferred to Toronto to replace Mr. Justice E. Then, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January 1, 2015.

Mr. Justice Charney received a Master of Laws from Columbia University School of Law in New York in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor in 1981. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984.

Mr. Justice Charney was General Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, at the Ministry of the Attorney General since 1999 and served as counsel from 1984 to 1999. His main areas of practice were constitutional law, administrative law, human rights and labour law. He was an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1996 and a past lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor from 1993 to 1997.

The Honourable Phillip W. Sutherland, a lawyer with the firm Sutherland Law in Vaughan, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice to replace Mr. Justice F.C. Graham (Barrie), who was appointed a judge of the Family Court Branch and whose vacancy was transferred to Newmarket.

Mr. Justice Sutherland received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1987 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1989. He received a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiation from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005.

Mr. Justice Sutherland was with Sutherland Law since 2010 and was previously a sole practitioner from 2005 to 2010. He was a partner with Bianchi Presta LLP from 2001 to 2004; a partner with Drudi Alexiou Sutherland from 1993 to 2001; and an associate with Gambin Associates from 1989 to 1993. His main areas of practice were civil litigation, construction law, commercial law, family law and property law. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, and the York Region Law Association.

The Honourable Susan J. Woodley, a sole practitioner in Bowmanville, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice to replace Madam Justice M.J. Hatton (Oshawa), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 10, 2014.

Madam Justice Woodley received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1989. She is certified as a specialist in estates and trusts by the Law Society of Ontario.

Madam Justice Woodley has been practising as Susan J. Woodley Professional Corp. since 2005. Previously, she had been an associate lawyer with Brian A. Schnurr & Associates; with Fogler Rubinoff; and with Fleming, White & Burgess, where she practised estates law and trust and guardianship law. She has been a speaker and presenter on estates, trust and guardianship law for the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association since 1992.

The Honourable Jennifer Woollcombe, a lawyer with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice to replace Mr. Justice R.A. Lococo (Hamilton), who was transferred to St. Catharines. This vacancy was transferred to Brampton.

Madam Justice Woollcombe received a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University in 1994. She joined the Crown Law Office - Criminal of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General after being called to the Bar of Ontario in 1996. She became Deputy Director in 2012 and was assigned the Human Resources management portfolio in 2013.

Madam Justice Woollcombe was a member of the Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association from 1996 to 2012 and of the Advocates' Society since 2013.

The Honourable Laurie Lacelle, an assistant Crown attorney in Kingston, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice to replace Mr. Justice R. Pelletier (Cornwall), who was transferred to L'Orignal to replace Mr. Justice M.Z. Charbonneau, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of December 11, 2013.

Madam Justice Lacelle received a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 1996 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1998. She was an assistant Crown attorney in Kingston since 2000 and as well in Belleville from August to November 2000. She was an appellate lawyer with the Crown Law Office - Criminal in Toronto from 1998 to 2000. Her main areas of practice were criminal law and constitutional law.

Madam Justice Lacelle was a member of the Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association and the Association de juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario. She had been a member of the Youth Justice Advisory Committee since 2012. In 2005, she was an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, teaching Sentencing and Penal Policy.

These appointments are effective immediately.

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