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What it Takes to Become a Judge

What it Takes to Become a Judge

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Professionalism: 0.25
15 minutes
Substantive: 1.0
55 minutes
Mark Crane
Kimberley Ann Crosbie
David M. Humphrey
Frank Walwyn
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
70 minutes
$109.00 plus tax

The process for how to become a Judge has been the subject of considerable discussion recently. Please join us for an informative panel discussion, with a view to de-mystifying the judicial application and appointment process

Professionalism Content:

Respecting multicultural issues and diversity

  • One of the theme’s that Frank is interested in communicating is that the Committee is interested in receiving applicants from a diverse range of candidates, and indeed, I understand that this has occurred (Frank Walwyn)

Best practices for career and profile management as a legal professional

  • Do you recommend that an individual consider putting their name forward after only 10 years of practice? (all panelists)


Mark Crane

The Honourable Kimberley Ann Crosbie

David M. Humphrey

David Humphrey is a partner in the firm Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein, with an advocacy practice focused on criminal trials and appeals, regulatory offences and professional discipline matters. After his call to the Ontario Bar in 1985, Mr. Humphrey joined the Crown Law Office - Criminal as counsel. He entered private practice in 1987. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice area of criminal defence since 2007. In 2007 he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Humphrey has represented clients in all levels of court, and at inquests and public inquiries. He was counsel to the Honourable Patrick T. Galligan, Q.C. on his Inquiry into the Karla Homolka plea resolution. He has been an instructor for the Bar Admission Course and the Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training, and has spoken at programs conducted by The Law Society of Ontario, The Federation of Law Societies, The Canadian Bar Association, The Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the National Judicial Institute, The Advocates’ Society and the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association.

Frank Walwyn

Member of the Judicial Appointment Advisory Committee for the Ontario Court of Justice.

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