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Appointee Biographies

Legal Aid Ontario


Judy Mintz is a former member for Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and a former Commissioner (part-time) for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Her community involvement includes serving as a member for Hadassah-Wizo of Hamilton, and formerly as an associate director for York Condominium Corporation.


Jennifer Gold is a Manager at Wood Gold LLP, and a former Associate Lawyer for Binsky Campbell/Campbell & Associates LLP. Her community involvement includes serving as President (formerly Vice-President and Director) for the Women's Law Association of Ontario.


Peter Johnson is a retired lawyer who practiced in the area of immigration. He holds a Bachelor in Arts and Master in Arts from Western University and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University).


Deborah Moriah is an executive assistance for Dennery Resources Inc., and a sole proprietor for Moriah Paralegal: Legal and Administrative Services. Her community involvement includes serving as founding member of the Ontario Association of Black Paralegals (OABP) Establishment Committee.


John Callaghan is a partner of GowlingWLG. John is a civil and administrative litigator who has appeared in a wide array of cases. John was a former Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario, a member of the Civil Rules Committee for Ontario and the chair of the Law Society’s legal aid working group.


Bryn Gray is a partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP and specializes in corporate/commercial disputes and Aboriginal law. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, and all levels of court in Ontario and previously served as a Ministerial Special Representative on consultation and accommodation for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. He is actively involved in McCarthy's Tetrault's pro bono and diversity and inclusion initiatives and is a member of McCarthy's National Pro Bono Committee and the Ontario Regional Lead for its Pride Action Group. Bryn previously served on the Board of Directors of Casey House, a specialty hospital providing care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.


Julia Bailey is a lawyer and panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. Her community involvement includes serving as a Director for the Seven South Street.


is a self-employed Director, Consultant and Business Advisor. Mr. Heins was previously employed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Law Society of Ontario and with Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company. His community involvement includes formerly serving as Vice-Chair for Cancer Care Ontario. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors.