The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee advises the Attorney General of Ontario on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, and invites applications for a judicial position in Newmarket.

This appointment involves presiding over criminal law matters and also involves travel within the regional boundaries and elsewhere in the province of Ontario, as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice.

The minimum requirement to apply to be a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice is ten years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada.

All candidates must apply by submitting an electronic copy of the current (September 2020) completed Judicial Candidate Information Form.  Acknowledgement and other communication will be sent by email.  Please ensure that a suitable email address is provided on your application.

If you wish to apply and need a current Judicial Candidate Information Form, or if you would like further information, please contact:

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
Tel:  (416) 326-4060   Fax:  (416) 212-7316

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:  All applications must be sent by email, as a PDF attachment, to  Please refer to the submission instructions.  In the email subject line, please indicate the LOCATION of the judicial vacancy.

Applications must be on the current prescribed form and must be RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.  Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered.

The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reflect the diversity of the population it serves. Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS As of August 12, 2020, the Application Form submission instructions have changed, as indicated in the advertisement.  As well, all candidates are now required to submit the current Judicial Candidate Information Form each time they apply for a judicial vacancy.  Applying by short letter within 12 months of submitting the application form is no longer accepted.

Interested parties may obtain information on the Committee’s current policies, selection criteria and process and the current Judicial Candidate Information Form at:  Alternatively, they may contact me at 416-326-4060 for a copy.

Additionally, anyone wishing to receive email notification of judicial vacancies can register for this service at:

5:00 pm

Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 11th

Judicial Vacancy – September 30, 2020 – Newmarket – Criminal Law
Annual General Meeting / Member
8:45 am - 1:00 pm

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence for Legal Professionals (Online Replay)

Judicial Vacancy – September 30, 2020 – Newmarket – Criminal Law


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