University of Ottawa Alumna Justice Jodie-Lynn Waddilove, LL.B. 2003, has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice. The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario, announced the appointment, along with four other new justices, effective December 26, 2018.
Justice Jodie-Lynn Waddilove was called to the bar in 2004. She has served as Senior Legal Counsel to the Honourable M.H. Tulloch at the Independent Street Checks Review and the Independent Police Oversight Review. She was Senior Legal Counsel with Ontario's Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls joint national inquiry team and Coroner's Counsel at Coroner's Inquests across the Province of Ontario.
In addition, Justice Waddilove has provided legal counsel to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in areas including Indigenous legal issues, civil litigation, policing and law enforcement, and immigration and citizenship.
Justice Waddilove is Anishinabe and Lenape, and was born and raised on the Munsee-Delaware First Nation.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Waddilove to Barrie.