Government of Canada announces Federal Court prothonotary appointment

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced today that Mandy Aylen, a partner with the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, is appointed a prothonotary of the Federal Court. This appointment is effective as of June 16.

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  • Prothonotaries are judicial officers of the Federal Court. They have jurisdiction over a number of procedural and substantive matters, as provided in the Federal Courts Rules.
  • Their duties generally include case management, interlocutory motion hearings, and mediations. They can also conduct trials for claims of $50,000 or less.
  • Currently, prothonotaries reside in major centres across the country - in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal - where they preside over each of the Court's weekly motions courts. They also travel across the country as required.

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Biography of Mandy Aylen


  • Bachelor of Laws, Queen's University (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queen's University (1997)

Professional Experience

2007 - Present
Partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
2002 - 2005
Associate with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada
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