Legal Aid Ontario welcomes new directors to its Board

Published: March 4, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is pleased to welcome four additional directors to its board. These new board members bring considerable experience in a wide range of legal practices.

The new directors include:

Bryn Gray, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault, who specializes in corporate/commercial disputes and Aboriginal law. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada as well as administrative tribunals.

Deborah Moriah, a Toronto-area paralegal and one of the founding members and directors of the Ontario Association of Black Paralegals (OABP). She has worked in several areas of law including immigration, small claims, social justice tribunals including human rights, social benefits and criminal injuries compensation.

John Callaghan, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office where he practices civil and commercial litigation and regulatory offence work. For eight years, John was a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario. He continues to serve as a member of the Civil Rules Committee in Ontario, which is responsible for drafting and revising the rules of civil procedure for the province of Ontario.

Peter Johnson, a former immigration lawyer who practised with Rekai LLP. He has also worked as a government lawyer as senior counsel with the Ontario Realty Corporation and as policy analyst for Management Board of Cabinet. He lectures on immigration law for the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario.