The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) advises the Attorney General of Ontario (MAG) on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, and invites applications for a judicial position in Perth.

This appointment involves presiding over criminal law matters and also involves travel within the regional boundaries as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice.

The minimum requirement to apply to be a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice is ten years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada.

All candidates must apply either by submitting 14 copies of the current (July 2017) completed Judicial Candidate Information Form in the first instance or by a short letter (14 copies) if the form has been submitted within the previous 12 months.  Should you wish to change any information in your application, you must send in 14 copies of a fully revised Judicial Candidate Information Form.

If you wish to apply and need a current Judicial Candidate Information Form, or if you would like further information, please contact:

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

Tel: (416) 326-4060   Fax: (416) 212-7316

Website: www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/

All applications, either sent by courier, mail or hand delivery, must be sent to:

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

c/o Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Mail Delivery

77 Wellesley Street West, Room M2B-88

Macdonald Block, Queen’s Park

Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1N3 

Applications must be on the current prescribed form and must be TYPEWRITTEN or COMPUTER GENERATED and RECEIVED BY 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018.  CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE 14 COPIES OF THEIR APPLICATION FORM OR LETTER.  

A fax copy will be accepted only if 14 copies of the application or letter are sent concurrently by overnight courier.  Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered.

The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reflect the diversity of the population it serves.  Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.


As part of its mandate, the Law Society recommends potential appointees to a variety of boards, councils and committees.  They are urgently seeking applications from qualified individuals for appointment to the following positions:

  • Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee in the following regions:
    • Northeast, including Cochrane, Gore Bay, Haileybury, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins
    • Northwest, including Fort Frances, Kenora, Thunder Bay

Applicants will be considered within the Law Society’s process for external appointments which includes a specific commitment to promoting and respecting principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. Please apply as soon as possible as appointments will be made on an ongoing basis. Those who have submitted an application within the last 12 months expressing interest in one of the above appointments will also be considered.  

For more information and to apply online, please visit http://www.lsuc.on.ca/appointmentapplication/

If you have any further questions, please contact Aaron Denhartog, Public Affairs Advisor, at adenhart@lsuc.on.ca or 416-947-5269.