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Three new judges appointed to Ontario Court of Justice

Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 4:26 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum

Three new judges have been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Feb.16, 2017

Lorelei Amlin, called to the bar in 1994, has over 20 years' experience in litigation. She held the position of senior federal prosecutor in Hamilton and assistant Crown attorney on the Guns and Gangs initiative. Justice Amlin lectured on criminal organizations, complex cases and search and seizure. Since 2016, she has been in private practice, prosecuting federal charges as an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Justice Amlin sat on the board of the Community Development Council Durham.

Justice Amlin has been assigned to preside in Guelph.

Michael McArthur was called to the bar in 1986. A senior partner with the firm of MacLeod, Hosack, Nunn & Pereira Kinkel LPP and a certified specialist in criminal law since 1988, Justice McArthur worked as Department of Justice/Public Prosecution Service standing agent for Norfolk County. In that role he advised police concerning drug investigations, overseeing other counsel and conducting prosecutions. He provided pro bono assistance to several organizations and in 2011 was awarded the Outstanding Individual Award by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Haldimand-Norfolk for valuable contributions made toward enhancing the lives of people with serious mental illness.

Justice McArthur has been assigned to preside in Guelph.

Brenda Green was called to the bar in 1994. In 1997, Justice Green piloted a full-time duty counsel program in Ottawa that was eventually introduced across Ontario. She served as an assistant Crown attorney since 2002, working on several major cases and special projects, including Justice on Target and other initiatives aimed at reducing court delays. Since 2016, Justice Green has also been working with the province's domestic violence advisory council toward developing policy and best practices and assisting and mentoring assistant Crown attorneys working on sexual violence prosecutions.

Justice Green has been assigned to preside in Oshawa.