LSUC bencher Carole Curtis gets judicial apppointment

Posted: January 18, 2008, 5:32 PM by Jim Middlemiss


The Ontario government has appointed four new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, including noted family lawyer and Bencher Carole Curtis.

That  brings the total number of judges appointed by the McGuinty government to 73.

Attorney General Chris Bentley made the announcement today and praised the diversity of the incoming judges in a statement.

“The broad range of legal experience each of these individuals brings to their new roles will allow them to make significant contributions to the Ontario Court of Justice,” said Bentley.

In addition ot Curtis, the attorney genral appointed lawyers Marc Bode, Peter Caldwell West and  Jennifer Ruth Hoshizaki, all of whom will join the provincial court on Jan. 30th.

Mr. Bode served as director and president for Legal Aid Ontario and will preside in Thunder Bay. Ms. Curtis will preside in Toronto. Mr.  West served as a part-time Crown Attorney and will preside in Newmarket. Ms. Hoshizaki served as a federal prosecutor and will preside in Kenora.

Tyler Kekewich