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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
Function

The committee makes recommendations to the Attorney General for the appointment of provincial judges. Upon notification by the Attorney General that there is a judicial vacancy, the committee will advertise the vacancy, review all applications and conduct interviews. It will provide the Attorney General with a ranked list of at least two candidates whom it recommends, with brief supporting reasons. The committee may make recommendations from among candidates interviewed within the preceding year, if there is not enough time for a new advertising and review process.

Membership

The committee is composed of, (a) two provincial judges, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; (b) three lawyers, i) one appointed by the Law Society of Ontario, ii) one by the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario and iii) one 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 three-year term and may serve for two or more terms.

Meetings
The committee meets approximately twenty-five 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) KARIN VOGT
01-Mar-2019 - 28-Feb-2022
stoney creek
3. Member (Part-Time) RACHEL CURRAN
26-Mar-2019 - 25-Mar-2022
ottawa
4. Member (Part-Time) TREVOR TOWNSEND
03-May-2019 - 02-May-2022
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) BRIAN MULLAN
13-Jun-2019 - 12-Jun-2022
hamilton
6. Member (Part-Time) EDWARD LANGLEY
04-Sep-2019 - 03-Sep-2022
hamilton