NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED
OTTAWA, June 1, 2012 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:
The Honourable Rosalie McGrath, a lawyer with Ottenheimer Baker in St. John’s, is appointed a Judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, to replace Mr. Justice J.D. Cook (St. John’s), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of May 21, 2012.
Madam Justice McGrath received a Bachelor of Arts (French and Mathematics) from Memorial University in 1990 and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1993.
She was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1994.
Madam Justice McGrath has been a partner at Ottenheimer since 2001 and had been an associate at White, Ottenheimer & Baker from 1994 to 2001. Her main areas of practice were corporate and commercial law, energy law, real estate and wills and estates.
Madam Justice McGrath has been a member of the management committee of Ottenheimer Baker since 2004. She was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Canadian Energy Law Foundation. She was a sessional lecturer at Memorial University from 2002 to 2008 and a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is an active volunteer for numerous charitable organizations.
This appointment is effective immediately.
Julie Di Mambro
Office of the Minister of Justice
Department of Justice
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