New Regional Senior Justice Appointed to the Ontario Court docket of Justice
TORONTO — Legal professional Standard Doug Downey has introduced the appointment of a new Regional Senior Justice to the Ontario Court docket of Justice, East Region, productive September 25, 2020.
Justice W. Vincent Clifford will be replacing Regional Senior Justice Jean Legault.
Justice Clifford was called to the bar in 1991 and specialised in criminal regulation until finally he was appointed to the Ontario Court docket of Justice in 2017. Following his appointment, the Association of Ontario Judges appointed him co-chair of the East Regional Instruction Committee.
Justice Clifford was previously a phrase professor at the University of Ottawa College of Prevalent Law and served as courthouse administrator of the University of Ottawa’s criminal regulation courthouse mentorship system.
A regional senior judge of the Ontario Court docket of Justice workout routines the powers, and performs the obligations of the Main Justice in his or her region, matter to the authority of the Main Justice. This consists of scheduling court hearings and assigning cases to particular person judges.