Brantford’s newest Ontario Court judge will be sworn in on June 26.
Justice Kathleen Baker was recently appointed to the bench following the retirement of Justice Lawrence Thibideau.
Baker was called to the Bar in 1989 and was a legal supervisor, then in-house counsel for the Children’s Aid Society of Brant. From 1990 to 1994, she was in private practice specializing in criminal and family law, including child protection matters.
Baker worked for six years as senior legal counsel for the Children’s Aid Society of Durham, and of Hamilton. She also has been a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
Baker has been a member of the Legal Aid Ontario local appeals committee and the Hamilton Family Court’s child protection sub-committee.
She has been a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, the Hamilton Women’s Group and the McMaster Student Union. She has a long history of volunteering, including providing assistance at the Sexual Assault Centre in Hamilton, and as a member of the Legal Aid Ontario mentoring program. She was also a member of the Hamilton Public Library Board.
I could see this as a CONFLICT OF INTEREST!
Will this Judge now side with her CAS Ex Co-workers?
Originally posted by Pat Niagra CAS Ontario Blog