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New judge appointed to Ontario Court of Justice

Monday, May 17, 2021 @ 12:46 PM | By John Chunn

Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General announced the appointment of a new justice to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective May 27, 2021.

According to the Ministry’s press release, Justice Jeffery Ralph Richardson was called to the bar in 1995. He began his legal career in general private practice, mainly focusing on family and criminal law, until 2000. In 1995 he also started teaching civil litigation, wills and estates for the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario at Loyalist College. From 2000 to 2003, Justice Richardson was counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He joined the provincial government as an assistant Crown attorney from 2003 and in 2015 became a Crown attorney for Renfrew County.

Justice Richardson volunteered in various roles on several boards including the Phoenix Centre for Children and Youth (Renfrew County), Youth Resources Niagara, United Way of Quinte and the Hastings County Children’s Aid Society. He was also a member of the Renfrew County Law Association, Ontario Senior Crown Attorneys’ Association and Hastings County Law Association.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Richardson to Pembroke, Ont.