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Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

Ministry
Attorney General
URL
www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/
Address
McMurtry-Scott Bldg, 720 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
TORONTO
M7A2S9
Phone
(416) 326-4060
Fax
(416) 212-7316
Background
COURTS OF JUSTICE ACT (opens a new window)
Function

The functions of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee are to (a) recommend candidates to the Attorney General for the appointment of provincial judges; and (b) provide advice to the Attorney General respecting the process for appointing provincial judges in accordance with the Courts of Justice Act.

Membership

The committee is composed of, (a) two provincial judges, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; (b) three lawyers appointed by the Attorney General, one appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Law Society of Ontario, one appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Ontario Bar Association and one appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Federation of Ontario Law Associations; (c) seven persons who are neither judges nor lawyers, appointed by the Attorney General; and (d) a member of the Judicial Council, appointed by it. The Attorney General designates one of the members to chair the committee.

Term

Members serve for three years and are eligible for reappointment. The member designated by the Attorney General to chair the committee holds office for a term of up to three years and may serve for two or more terms.

Meetings
The committee meets approximately 25 times a year.
Remuneration

Appointees to the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee are remunerated on a per diem basis as follows: Chair: $566; Member: $355.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) FAREED AMIN
01-Mar-2019 - 28-Feb-2022
toronto
2. Member (Part-Time) C. RICHARD OATWAY
18-Aug-2021 - N/A
oro-medonte
3. Member (Part-Time) KARIN VOGT
01-Mar-2019 - 28-Feb-2022
stoney creek
4. Member (Part-Time) RACHEL CURRAN
26-Mar-2019 - 25-Mar-2022
ottawa
5. Member (Part-Time) TREVOR TOWNSEND
03-May-2019 - 02-May-2022
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time) EDWARD LANGLEY
04-Sep-2019 - 03-Sep-2022
hamilton
7. Member (Part-Time) GEEWADIN ELLIOTT
08-Oct-2020 - 07-Oct-2023
neyaashiinigmiing first nation