TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - Attorney General Michael Bryant today announced
the appointment of Roselyn Zisman as a provincial judge to the Ontario Court
"Madam Justice Zisman has developed a broad range of expertise throughout
her career which will serve her well in her new role on the bench," said
Bryant. "This appointment reflects the high standards of the Ontario Court of
Madam Justice Zisman was called to the Bar in 1976 and since then has
been in private practice in family, child protection and criminal law. She has
also advised and represented several Children's Aid Societies, including
Native Child and Family Services. She has represented children as a panel
lawyer in the Office of the Children's Lawyer and has represented parties
under the Hague Convention in child abduction matters.
Madam Justice Zisman has been a representative of the Ontario Court of
Justice on the Family Rules Committee. She has served on the executive and
chaired various committees of the Ontario Bar Association and the Family
Lawyers Association. She has been a member of the Alliance for Sustainable
Legal Aid since 2000, and has been a member of the Legal Aid Ontario Area
Committee in Toronto and chair of the Legal Aid Ontario Advisory Committee.
She has also promoted and contributed to legal education through numerous
publications, presentations and conferences.
Chief Justice Brian W. Lennox has assigned Madam Justice Zisman to
preside in Milton effective April 11, 2007.
Bryant has appointed 65 judges since the McGuinty government was sworn in
on October 23, 2003.
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For further information:
For further information: Greg Crone, Ministry of the Attorney General,
Minister's Office, (416) 326-1785; Brendan Crawley, Ministry of the Attorney
General, Communications Branch, (416) 326-2210