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Two judges appointed to Ontario Court of Justice

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 @ 12:32 PM | By John Chunn


Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of two new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective July 30, 2020.

According to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General’s press release, Justice Robert Horton has been in private practice since his call to the bar in 1997 and has experience working in both criminal and family law. Justice Horton, who lives in Brockville, Ont., was previously a member of the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee and has been the vice-chair of RNJ Youth Services since 2013. He was also chair of the Family Law Association of Leeds and Grenville. An active member of his community, Justice Horton has been a minor football and hockey coach, as well as a volunteer firefighter.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Horton to Chatham.

Justice Shannon Pollock of Windsor, Ont., was called to the bar in 2002 and has extensive sole practitioner experience as a criminal defence and child protection lawyer with her firm Shannon Pollock Law. She was also an assistant Crown attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General from 2007 to 2011, where she prosecuted Criminal Code matters. In addition, Justice Pollock has been a guest lecturer at the University of Windsor, a part-time instructor at St. Clair College and a volunteer with the Allie Sunshine Project charitable organization.

Chief Justice Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Pollock to Windsor.