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Ontario justice to head American Judges Association

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By John Schofield

A Canadian is about to take the helm of the American Judges Association for the first time in the organization’s 57-year history.

Justice Russell J. Otter of the Ontario Court of Justice’s Toronto Region was to be sworn in as president of the Williamsburg, Va.-based AJA during its annual educational conference, to be held this year at Toronto’s Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel from Sept. 25 to 30.

“I’m quite overwhelmed,” Justice Otter, 72, said of the milestone. “But fundamentally we’re all in the same business with...