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New judge named to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 2:08 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Sandra Nishikawa, who served as counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, has been named as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto.

Justice Nishikawa, who is a member of the bar in both Ontario and New York, was a civil litigator before joining the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She worked at a large firm New York, then in the business and regulatory division of the Department of Justice Canada, and later, at the civil remedies for illicit activities office and Crown law office (civil) with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. The scope of her practice has included commercial, administrative, public and human rights law.

Justice Nishikawa has served as chair of the equity advisory group of the Law Society of Ontario, and has been on the board of directors of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). She was also vice-president external (public) of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. Justice Nishikawa speaks English, French and Japanese.

She replaces Justice Todd L. Archibald, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 1, 2017.