Chief Justice Lennox was appointed as Chief Justice to the Ontario Court of Justice in May of 1999 following his term as Associate Chief Judge at the Ontario Court Provincial Division.
The Chief Justice is an active contributor to the Steering Committee on Justice Efficiencies
and Access to the Justice System
, a leader in judicial education programming and keynote speaker on the role of justices and the Court.
has shepherded both the family and criminal courts through periods of changing expectations, reversals and progress.
Over the past year he has served as Co-Chair of the Ontario Judicial Council and Chair of the Justices of the Peace Review Council.
During Chief Justice
Lennox's tenure, the Ontario Court
of Justice has matured its educational programming and is now viewed as a leader in judicial education by many courts in Canada.
Frank Bennett of Bennett & Company and The Honourable Robert J. Sharpe of the Ontario Court of Justice were presented with OBA's Distinguished Service Award at the Festive Awards Dinner held on December 2nd.
Mr. Justice Sharpe has been a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario since 1999.
taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
from 1976 to 1988 and served under Chief Justice Brian Dickson as Executive Legal Officer at the Supreme Court Canada
from 1988 to 1990.
Robert Sharpe was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in 1990 and served in that capacity until his appointment as member of the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) (now the Superior Court of Justice), in 1995.
Justice Sharpe has written several books and is a frequent lecturer at academic conferences and professional development seminars.