/R E P E A T -- The Annual Ceremony to Mark the Opening of the Courts of Ontario for 2008/

                  Opening of the Courts of Ontario for 2008
                         Tuesday, September 9, 2008

                                 DAY'S EVENTS

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /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 Street
                West, 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.

    1:30 p.m.   Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) Chief Justices'
                Award Ceremony

                Location: Osgoode Hall, Main Floor Atrium, 130 Queen Street
                West, 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 2008

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

                Special sitting of the Courts of Ontario at which the Chief
                Justices will deliver reports on the work of their respective
                courts. It is anticipated that the Minister of Justice and
                Attorney General of Canada (the Honourable Rob Nicholson),
                the Attorney General of Ontario (the Honourable Chris
                Bentley) 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 so long as they
                are not obtrusive.

For further information:

For further information: Charlene Attardo, A/Judicial Administrative
Coordinator, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Tel. (416) 327-2922,

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