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Two new judges for Ontario Court of Justice

Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 1:19 PM | By John Chunn

Doug Downey, attorney general of Ontario, has announced the appointment of two new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Nov. 14, 2019.

According to the government’s press release, Justice Lara Crawford started working as an articling student at the Crown Attorney's Office in Durham Region in 2002 and has since been an assistant Crown attorney, where she has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice, as well as provincial offences court. In this time, Justice Crawford worked as a case management Crown, including holding the position of guns and gangs case management Crown. Since 2010, Justice Crawford also oversaw the provincial prosecutors in the Durham Region Crown Attorney's Office.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Crawford to Oshawa.

Justice Marnie Vickerd has been a sole practitioner with a family law practice since 2003. She has argued at the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal. Justice Vickerd has been a panel member with the Office of the Children's Lawyer since 2004 and has represented children involved in all types of family law matters. Since 2018, Justice Vickerd has served as a deputy justice in small claims court, presiding over matters in the Southwest Region.

Chief Justice Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Vickerd to Windsor.