Federal Government Announces Appointments to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice

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The Honourable Rob Nicholson has announced the appointments of The Honourable Kenneth L. Campbell and The Honourable F. Bruce Fitzpatrick to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The Honourable Kenneth L. Campbell, Counsel, Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto, is appointed a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Toronto), to replace Madam Justice J.L. Lax, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January 1, 2011.

Mr. Justice Campbell received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Toronto in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Queen’s University in 1981.  He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1983.

Mr. Justice Campbell has been Director, Crown Law Office, Criminal, since 2005.  He has been Chair of the Ontario Criminal Conviction Review Committee and Director of Asset Management, Criminal since 2006. He has been a representative of Heads of Prosecution of the Supreme Court of Canada Litigation Practice Committee since 2005.  He was with Justice Canada in different positions since 1983. His main areas of practise include criminal, quasi-criminal and constitutional law.

Mr. Justice Campbell has participated in a variety of continuing legal education panels for the Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association, as well as educational programs hosted by the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Ontario Court of Justice Judges, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Judges, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training and others.  He has been a member of the Faculty of the National Criminal Law Program since 2001.  He was a member of the Faculty of The National Judicial Institute (2004-2008) and of The Ontario Specimen Jury Instruction Committee (1998-2002).  He was a sessional professor for the Faculty of Law of the University of Windsor (1994-1996).  He is a Life-Time member of the Grant Hall Society, associated with Queen’s University and became a member of the Principal’s Circle of Distinction in 2004.  He is also a member of numerous community committees.

The Honourable F. Bruce Fitzpatrick, a lawyer with Lockington Lawless Fitzpatrick LLP in Peterborough is appointed a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Thunder Bay) to replace Madam Justice B. Warkentin who was transferred to Ottawa to replace Mr. Justice CD. McKinnon, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of February 20, 2011.

Mr. Justice Fitzpatrick received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1983 from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Queen’s University in 1986. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1988.

Mr. Justice Fitzpatrick has been a partner with Lockington Lawless Fitzpatrick LLP since 1993. He was an associate at Chernos Conway from 1990 to 1993 and with Hicks Morley from 1990 to 1993, both in Toronto. His main areas of practise were civil litigation involving construction liens, employment and labour relations, commercial law, real estate and family law.

Mr. Justice Fitzpatrick has been a representative for the Central East Region of the Ontario Bar Association Council since 2005. He was a member and presenter at the Annual Central East Advocacy Conference from 2001 to 2006 and part-time Vice-Chair (Province of Ontario) Licence Appeal Tribunal from 2000 to 2006. He was a member and Secretary, Central East Region Bench and Bar Committee from 1994 to 1999. He was the recipient of the City of Peterborough Civic Award for Community Betterment in 2006 and of the Peterborough Historical Society Burnham Award for Community Outreach in 2009. He is a member of several community organizations.

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