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1 hour
The Honourable Justice David Brown
Adriana Doyle
Charles Hackland
Patrick Hurley
Michelle O'Bonsawin
Pierre Roger
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
CCLA Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts

Justice David Brown, Justice Adriana Doyle, Justice Charles Hackland, Justice Patrick Hurley, Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, and Justice Pierre Roger participate in the Summary Judgement Judges' Panel at the CCLA Civil Litigation Conference.


The Honourable Justice David Brown

Justice David Brown was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in December, 2014, after sitting as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in the Toronto Region since September, 2006, including several years on the Toronto Region Commercial List.  Immediately prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal, Justice Brown was serving as the President of the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association.

Before his appointment to the Bench, he was a partner with Stikeman Elliott LLP (Toronto) in its Litigation and Energy Groups.  He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching Energy Law from 2004 until 2006, and a Sessional Lecturer at Queen’s University Law School from 1990 to 2002 teaching Trial Advocacy. Justice Brown writes on a number of legal topics, including civil procedure reform and Newfoundland legal history.

Justice Brown earned his B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1976; Certificate, Beijing Languages Institute, 1977; Diploma, Nanjing University, 1978; J.D., 1981, University of Toronto; L.L.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2005; called to the Ontario Bar, 1983.

Justice Adriana Doyle

Justice Doyle was called to the Bar in 1984, and has since taken on the following roles: Past President of the CCLA, Past Director of the Advocates' Society, Past Executive Member of the County and Districts' Law Association, Member of the Bench and Bar Committee for Superior Court of Justice (Family Court), Member of the Provincial Family Law Rules Committee, Member of the Community Resource/Liaison Committee, Chair of the FLIC subcommittee, and Deputy Small Claims Court Judge. Justice Doyle was appointed to the Superior Court on February 26, 2015.

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.

Justice Patrick Hurley

Justice Michelle O'Bonsawin

Madam Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin is fluently bilingual and the first Indigenous judge named to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa. Prior to joining the Superior Court of Justice, she was General Counsel at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and previously Counsel at the Canada Post Corporation. Madam Justice O’Bonsawin practiced in the areas of mental health, labour, employment, human rights and privacy law. She has also taught part-time at the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law program. Madam Justice O’Bonsawin is a frequent guest speaker on issues of mental health, labour and privacy law. She received her LL.M. (Health) at Osgoode Hall in 2014 and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa where she received her LL.B. from the French Common Law program. Madam Justice O’Bonsawin was awarded the Rising Star Award by Lexpert Magazine, recognizing her as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40.

Madame la juge Michelle O’Bonsawin est parfaitement bilingue et la première juge autochtone nommée à la Cour supérieure de justice de l’Ontario à Ottawa. Avant d’être nommée juge, elle était l’Avocate-générale au Groupe de soins Royal Ottawa et auparavant, Avocate à la Société canadienne des postes. Madame la juge O’Bonsawin pratiquait dans les domaines de la santé mentale, du droit du travail et de l’emploi, des droits de la personne et de la protection de la vie privée. Elle a également enseigné à temps partiel à l’Université d’Ottawa, au programme de common law en français. Madame la juge O’Bonsawin est régulièrement conférencière sur des questions liées à la santé mentale, au droit du travail et à la protection de la vie privée. Elle a reçu son LL.M. (Santé) à Osgoode Hall en 2014 et est candidate au doctorat à l’Université d’Ottawa d’où elle a obtenu son LL.B. du programme de common law français. Madame la juge O’Bonsawin était Lauréate du prix Rising Star par le magazine Lexpert, la reconnaissant comme l'une des meilleures avocates de moins de 40 ans au Canada.

Justice Pierre Roger

Justice Roger, from Hearst, Ontario, served as Case Management Master of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa from 2010 to 2015, sitting in civil and family matters. Previously, he was a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa from 1991 to 2010, where he practised health law, insurance law, libel and defamation litigation, personal injury litigation, and professional negligence litigation. Justice Roger received a Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) in 1989, both from the University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991.His Honour was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court on June 26, 2015.

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