Janet E. Mills, LLB ‘91, appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021

On March 3, 2021, The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the appointment of Janet E. Mills , LLB ‘91 , as a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.

From the Department of Justice Canada’s announcement:

Justice Janet E. Mills received her JD from the University of Ottawa in 1991 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993. She received her mediator accreditation from the Harvard Negotiation Institute and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has written and spoken extensively on domestic and international commercial arbitration.

Madam Justice Mills has spent her career in the field of dispute resolution, first as a lawyer in the Global Disputes Resolution Group with Baker & McKenzie LLP, where she specialized in international commercial arbitration, corporate/commercial litigation, domestic and cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency, global business risk management, and the defence of class-action proceedings. She appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She was a founding member of Bay Street Chambers, a private dispute resolution group, where she continued her practice from the other side of the table as a mediator and arbitrator. Justice Mills was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice as a Case Management Master in 2008, where she and continued to use her extensive skills and training to assist litigants with the timely and effective resolution of civil, commercial and bankruptcy matters.

Justice Mills is married and the proud mother of one son and three stepsons. She is also a grandmother to five adorable girls.

Congratulations to Justice Mills on her appointment!



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