Ontario has appointed a new judge to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective July 17.
Justice Victoria Alexandra Starr has practised in the area of family law and child protection since being called to the bar in 1996. For the past seven years, she has managed her own firm, Starr Family Law, Barristers and Solicitors, practising exclusively family and child protection law. Justice Starr is an accredited mediator and arbitrator.
Justice Starr has been a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, representing children in child protection cases. She has also served as chair of the Family Lawyers Association and vice-chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She has taught at Centennial College, and been a spokesperson for the Alliance for Sustainable Legal Aid.
Justice Starr has volunteered with the Halton Women’s Centre, participated in workshops, and has been a guest speaker on a range of topics including youth and the law, conflict resolution, violence against women, and family law.
Justice Starr will preside in Milton.
Two new regional senior justices of the peace were also announced today.
Justice of the Peace Theodore Ashton Hodgins has been appointed for the Northeast region, effective July 3. His Worship was originally appointed as a justice of the peace in 1990. He replaces Regional Senior Justice of the Peace Kathleen Bryant.
Justice of the Peace Raymond Anthony Zuliani has been appointed regional senior justice of the peace for the Northwest region, effective August 31. His Worship was originally appointed as a justice of the peace in 2007. He replaces Regional Senior Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman.
A regional senior justice of the peace advises and assists the associate chief justice/co-ordinator of justices of the peace and the regional senior judge in all matters pertaining to justices of the peace.