Ontario gets 17 new justices of the peace
Thursday, May 03, 2018 @ 12:22 PM | By Carolyn Gruske
Tanya Simone Chin has been a part of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services since 2013. Her most recent position was as executive assistant in the private security and investigative services branch where she provided support and recommendations to the director/registrar on operational, administrative and financial matters. Before joining the Ministry, she was a paralegal in a criminal law office for 10 years. Justice of the peace Chin will preside in Toronto.
Kevin James Alexander Hunter is criminal defence lawyer who has been a sole practitioner and a member of a large firm. Before passing the bar, he served as a police office with the York Regional Police Service for 11 years. Justice of the peace Hunter will preside in Oshawa.
Kathryn Elizabeth Kellough has worked as a staff criminal lawyer at the Legal Services Board of Nunavut since 2011, where she has represented Inuit clients in remote communities. Her previous job was as an associate criminal lawyer at Hicks Adams, LLP. Recently, she has served as president of the Nunavut branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and has been the CBA representative on the judicial advisory committee in Nunavut. Justice of the peace Kellough will preside in Toronto.
Kenneth Bhattacharjee has served as vice-chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario since 2008. Before that, he was an investigation officer with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He has also sat on the board of directors for the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario. Justice of the peace Bhattacharjee will preside in Toronto.
Moira Jean Callahan held the title of senior legal counsel for IBM Canada Limited for over 10 years. Prior to that, she was an associate at Gowling Lafleur Henderson, LLP (now Gowling WLG). Justice of the peace Callahan will preside in Toronto.
Milena Commisso has been employed by the City of Mississauga as a litigation law clerk and, most recently, as a prosecutor, where she has provided prosecution-related advice, education and training to internal and external enforcement agencies. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Prosecutors’s Association of Ontario, and was co-chair of its education committee. Justice of the peace Commisso will preside in Brampton.
Jennifer Annette Forde is a law clerk with a certificate from the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. She has worked with the Law Society of Ontario for over 20 years, including serving as a discipline paralegal, which saw her prosecute conduct, capacity and licensing hearings and provide early legal and strategic advice to investigators. She has also been a trainer at Legal Aid Ontario, where she presented interactive sessions and conducted workshops on advocacy. Justice of the peace Forde will preside in Peterborough.
John Jeremy MacNair Scarfe has been a criminal defence lawyer for over 20 years. He is an advocate for LGBTQI2-S issues and for people with intellectual disabilities. Justice of the peace Scarfe will preside in Toronto.
Shiree Scribner has been a parole and probation officer with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for over 30 years. She has also been involved in safety and anti-violence organizations in the Dryden area. Justice of the peace Scribner will preside in Dryden.