Oakville native, Hamilton assistant crown attorney appointed to provincial court

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Published November 22, 2022 at 11:26 am

Oakville’s Lindsay Daviau has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Daviau was one of seven judges appointed to the provincial court by Attorney General Doug Downey on Tuesday (Nov. 22).

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Daviau to Brampton’s A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse, effective Dec 1, 2022.

Daviau, who was called to the bar in 2006, was an assistant Crown attorney in Hamilton, a position she has held since March 2022.

She spent the previous six years with Rosen & Company Barristers as counsel on a variety of trials and regulatory matters and appeared twice as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Daviau (pictured below) was a preferred counsel at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company and represented clients facing ethical and legal allegations.

As duty counsel with the Probono Inmate Appeal Program, she assisted unrepresented clients at Ontario’s Court of Appeal.

Daviau has also been involved in her local community. She was a member of the marketing committee for the Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey Association, and also coordinated sponsorship and fundraising initiatives for two hockey teams.

Since 2017, she volunteered as a mentor with the Advocates’ Society, meeting with junior criminal defense lawyers to offer guidance and answer questions.

The Ontario Court of Justice is one of two trial courts in Ontario (together with the Superior Court of Justice) that make up the Court of Ontario. The Ontario Court of Justice is composed of provincially appointed judges and justices of the peace.

The judges and the justices of the peace of the Court preside over adult criminal, youth criminal, family law, child welfare, and provincial offences matters, in accordance with the jurisdiction conferred upon the Court by the laws of the Province of Ontario and Canada.

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