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Congratulations to Legal Aid Ontario's (Justice) George MacPherson, appointed to Ontario Superior Court

Monday, October 23, 2017

Legal Aid Ontario congratulates George MacPherson, Director General, Eastern Region on his appointment to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould made the announcement on October 20.

George began his career with LAO as staff counsel at the Ottawa Family Law Office. After serving as counsel the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, he returned to LAO as manager of legal services for the Eastern District.

George became director general for the district in 2016 managing delivery of legal aid services in family, criminal, immigration, refugee and prison law in 16 courthouses, three provincial and eight federal institutions.

Alongside his practice, Justice MacPherson taught child protection law at the University of Ottawa and advanced civil procedure at Algonquin College.

"Legal Aid Ontario is proud of your accomplishment George. We are grateful for your years of service and dedication to LAO, our clients and access to justice in Ontario. Congratulations on your appointment."

David Field, President and CEO, Legal Aid Ontario

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