Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket has two new justices, effective today.
Justice Mary Ellen Misener has practised criminal law since being called to the bar in 1992. She has worked as defence counsel, as counsel for Downtown Legal Services, and as an assistant Crown attorney in Toronto. Most recently, she has worked as an assistant Crown attorney for the Ministry of the Attorney General’s guns and gangs initiative.
Justice Misener has taught criminal justice at the University of Toronto faculty of law and has been a member of the board of directors for the John Howard Society, which provides support services to people in conflict with the law.
Criminal Lawyer Called in 1992
Justice David Stewart Rose was called to the bar in 1992. He was a founding partner at Neuberger Rose LLP after working as an associate at Rosenbaum Neuberger, and a partner at Marko Rose Layton Arbuck. Most recently, he managed his own practice, focusing on criminal law.
Over the course of his career, Justice Rose has represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Rose has done pro-bono work for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and served as a board member for the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Center and George Herman House.
The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee advises the Attorney General of Ontario on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville.
The minimum requirement to apply to be a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice is 10 years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one Canadian province or territory.