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Judges: the questions you might be afraid to ask—but David Scott isn’t

Judges: the questions you might be afraid to ask—but David Scott isn’t

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Brian Abrams
Robert Beaudoin
Katherine Corrick
Charles Hackland
David Scott
Bonnie Warkentin
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
1 hour
$99.00 plus tax
33rd Annual Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts


Justice Brian Abrams

Justice Robert Beaudoin

B.A. 1970, (Windsor); M.Ed. 1974 (U of T); LLB 1979, (Windsor) Justice Beaudoin was called to the Bar (Ontario) in 1981. He then practiced law in Windsor, Ontario. In 1989, he was appointed the Regional Director of Courts Administration for East Region in Ottawa. He joined the Civil Justice Review in 1994 and participated in the productions of the Review’s two reports aimed at reforming Ontario’s civil justice system. He has extensive experience in civil case management and court-annexed mediation. In January of 1997, he was appointed the Case Management Master for the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa. After his appointment, he lectured and provided advice on case management and mediation and participated in a number of international justice projects in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. In 2007, he was named one of two Family Case Managers involved in a Pilot Project in the Family Branch of the Superior Court in Ottawa. He was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in September, 2009. He is currently the Local Administrative Judge for Civil Matters for the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa.

Justice Katherine Corrick

Madam Justice Corrick was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice on August 6, 2010. Prior to her appointment, she was Director of Policy and Tribunals, and Secretary at the Law Society of Upper Canada, a position she held from 1996 until her appointment. Justice Corrick received a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1979 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1981. Prior to joining the Law Society as a faculty member of the Bar Admission Course in 1991, Justice Corrick practised criminal defence work. From 1993 to 1999, she was an Alternate Chair of the Ontario Review Board.

Justice Charles Hackland

Justice Hackland was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in October of 2003. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1978 after completing his legal studies at the University of Ottawa Law School (LL.B,1975) and Oxford University (B.C.L.,1977) and articling at the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to his appointment, he was a senior partner at Gowlings LL.P. (Ottawa) specializing in employment and administrative law and the representation of physicians and other professionals. Justice Hackland served as Regional Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Justice, East Region, (2008-14). During that period he served as Chair of the Committee of Administrative Judges of the Small Claims Court. Justice Hackland is currently a member of the Superior Court bench in Ottawa and a member of Deputy Judges’ Council (which administers Ontario’s Small Claims Court), and Chair of the Council’s Education Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the Canadian Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics and is a facilitator in the National Judicial Institute’s Evidence Workshop and Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges.

David Scott

Mr. Scott was called to the Ontario Bar in 1962 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1976. In 2011, he was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College, University of Montreal, and studied law at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Scott was a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1991 to 1999. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1984 and served as the first Canadian President of the College in 2003-2004. In 1988, he occupied the Milvain Chair in Advocacy at the University of Calgary Law School and in 2009, the Silas Hylak Chair in Advocacy at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. In 1999, Mr. Scott was awarded the Advocates' Society Medal and received honorary degrees from the University of Ottawa and the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2001. In 2005, Mr. Scott was awarded the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. He currently sits on the Boards of Operation Come Home and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and has served on the Boards of the United Way, the John Howard Society, the Ottawa General Hospital and the Canadian Stroke Network. He was the Chair of Pro Bono Law Ontario from 2008-2010. In 2010, Mr. Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Pro Bono from Lexpert and in 2012, he was awarded the Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Leadership. Mr. Scott is a member of the Board for Pro Bono Canada and in 2014 was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Convention Centre. He is also a member of the Honorary Council of the Canadian Centre for International Justice. In 2014, he was named Alumnus of the Year by the University of Ottawa for leading the fundraising efforts to build the Ian G. Scott Courtroom, which opened at the Faculty of Law in October 2013.

Justice Bonnie Warkentin

Justice Warkentin received her B.A. Honours from the University of Winnipeg in 1983 and graduated from Queen’s University Law School in 1989. Justice Warkentin practised law in Kingston, Ontario with the firm of Willoughby MacLeod Warkentin LLP from 1991 until 2008 and shortly before her appointment to the bench joined the firm of Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP. Her practice consisted of estate litigation, estate planning and family law. Justice Warkentin was a Bencher with the Law Society of Upper Canada from 2003 until she was appointed to the Superior Court in July of 2008. As a Bencher she worked on numerous committees most notably she was co-chair of the Retention of Women in Private Practice Project and the first woman Bencher elected as Chair of the Finance Committee. She was also Co-Chair of the Emerging Issues Committee and Vice Chair of the Hearings Panel, the Tribunals, Access to Justice and the Paralegal Standing Committees. Justice Warkentin has been a speaker at a wide variety of legal seminars.

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