Opening of the Courts of Ontario for 2009



    
                         MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

                                 DAY'S EVENTS
    


    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ -

    
    10:00 a.m.   Distribution of written reports prepared by the Court of
                 Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and the
                 Ontario Court of Justice

                 Location: Osgoode Hall, Judges' Reception, 130 Queen St. W.,
                 Toronto

                 Copies of the reports of each of the three Chief Justices
                 (the Honourable W.K. Winkler, Chief Justice of Ontario; the
                 Honourable Heather J. Smith, Chief Justice of the Superior
                 Court of Justice; and the Honourable Annemarie E. Bonkalo,
                 Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice) will be
                 available to members of the media.

    10:00 a.m.   Special Divine Interfaith Service

                 Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square,
                 Toronto

    1:30 p.m.    OJEN Award Ceremony & Presentation

                 Location: Osgoode Hall, Main Floor Atrium, 130 Queen St. W.,
                 Toronto.

                 OJEN's Chief Justices' Award is an annual award created by
                 all three Chief Justices to recognize exceptional
                 contributions in promoting public understanding, education
                 or dialogue in support of a responsive and inclusive justice
                 system. The Award recognizes an individual who has made an
                 exceptional contribution to the furtherance of OJEN's
                 objectives by reaching out to under-served communities,
                 developing innovations, establishing effective partnerships
                 contributing to justice education programming. This year's
                 nominees came from all over the province. The three Chief
                 Justices will make the presentation to the recipient.

    3:30 p.m.    Special Sitting of the Courts to mark the Official Opening
                 of the Courts of Ontario for 2009

                 Location: Courtroom 6-1, Court House, 361 University Avenue,
                 Toronto

                 Special sitting of the Courts of Ontario at which the Chief
                 Justices will deliver reports on the work of their
                 respective courts. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, (the
                 Honourable David C. Onley), the Attorney General of Ontario
                 (the Honourable Chris Bentley), a representative of the
                 Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Peter
                 Southey, General Counsel, Justice Canada), and the Treasurer
                 of the Law Society of Upper Canada (W.A. Derry Millar) will
                 address the Court.

                 Cameras will be permitted in the courtroom as long as they
                 are not obtrusive.
    





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