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Ten new judges appointed to Ontario Court of Justice

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 12:40 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

As of Oct. 11, there will be 10 new faces sitting on Ontario Court of Justice benches across Ontario.

Justice Timothy Edward Breen comes out of Osgoode Hall, where he is an adjunct professor. Before joining academia, he was a partner at Fleming Breen, where he focused on criminal defence and specialized in appeals. Justice Breen has volunteered with Environmental Defence Canada and March of Dimes Canada. He will preside in Toronto.

Justice Sandra Caponecchia has been an acting deputy Crown attorney and an assistant Crown attorney for Peel Region. Internationally, she served as trial counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague in 2014. Justice Caponecchia has volunteered as a board member for Victim Services of Peel and has actively participated in the training of new recruits, constables and supervisors for the Peel police. She will preside in Brampton.

Justice Susan Marie Chapman practised criminal and administrative law as a partner at Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. Justice Chapman has volunteered with various women's rights community organizations, sexual assault centres and legal clinics. She will preside in Toronto.

Justice Karen Michelle Erlick has served as a Crown attorney for most of her career. Most recently, she was a team leader in the Vertical File Management System at Old City Hall. Justice Erlick volunteers with the Vertical File Management System fundraising committee and is a coach and trainer with a local girls' hockey association. She will preside in Toronto.

Justice Rachel Grinberg has been a sole practitioner who specialized in criminal law. She has also served as the alternate chair of the Ontario Review Board for the past 10 years. Justice Grinberg is a member of the board of directors of the Red Door Family Shelter. She will preside in Toronto.

Justice Rita Jean Maxwell has been an adjunct professor of evidence law with the University of Toronto's faculty of law and Ryerson University's law practice program. She has also acted as legal counsel for the Ontario Court of Appeal. Justice Maxwell is an active volunteer with the Ontario Justice Education Network and Law In Action Within Schools program. She will preside in Toronto

Justice Lori Beth Montague most recently served as deputy Crown attorney with Peel Region and before that, she was assistant Crown attorney in the same region. Justice Montague is a volunteer board member with Operation Springboard and has also volunteered with Victim Services of Peel. She will preside in Toronto.

Justice Daniel Francis Moore worked as counsel with Heller, Rubel Barristers and practised criminal law. He has also been a lecturer at Seneca College. Justice Moore volunteers with the Beaver Scouts. He will preside in Toronto.

Justice Heather Frances Pringle has worked as a sole practitioner who specializes in criminal law. Justice Pringle has volunteered with the Criminal Lawyers' Association and as a high school mock trial coach. She will preside in Toronto.

Justice Vincenzo (Enzo) Rondinelli has worked with the Pro Bono Law Ontario-Supreme Court of Canada Assistance Program, the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program and the Legal Aid Ontario Committee. He has also been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall. He will preside in Toronto.