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Update from the Bench for the Southwest Region; Administrative Update for Civil litigators

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.0
1 hour
Duncan Grace
Bruce G. Thomas
Middlesex Law Association
1 hour
$99.00 plus tax
MLA's 2020 Straight From the Bench Conference
Includes Handouts

Regional Senior Justice Thomas delivered a Southwest Regional Update which, as always, was comprehensive and informative.

The Honourable Mr. Justice Grace provided guidance and answered questions about the status of the course in the Southwest region as of November 2020. 


The Honourable Mr. Justice A. Duncan Grace

Justice Grace attended Western University (LL.B., 1980) and the University of Melbourne (LL.M., 1990). He practised in the areas of commercial insolvency and related litigation. In 2004, he also served as cocounsel to the Honourable Roland Haines during the Meat Regulatory and Inspection Review. Justice Grace taught Commercial Law at Western University for almost a decade, was a senior lecturer at the Bar Admissions Course for even longer and while in practice authored and co-authored many articles and case comments on a range of commercial litigation and insolvency topics. He was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in February, 2010 and presided in Toronto until reassigned to the Southwest Region in April, 2012. Justice Grace has been the Local Administrative Judge in London since August 2014.

Regional Senior Justice Bruce G. Thomas

Justice Bruce G. Thomas was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 1999 and subsequently to the Superior Court of Justice in 2008. Throughout his judicial career, Justice Thomas has dedicated himself to courts administration. While a member of the provincial court, he served as Regional Senior Judge for the West Region. Since joining the Superior Court of Justice, he served as the local administrative judge in Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia and was appointed Regional Senior Justice in 2017.   A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A., 1976) and the University of Windsor (LL.B., 1979), Justice Thomas practised with McGuire, McFarlane & Thomas prior to his appointment to the bench. His practice included criminal law, family law, and civil litigation.

Justice Thomas has been active in continuing education. He was the criminal law education chair for the provincial court, and he has taught extensively across Canada in the programming of the National Judicial Institute.

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