David Lametti, federal justice minister and Canada’s attorney-general, announced June 6 five new judicial appointments in Ontario. One of those appointments will see a Hawkesbury lawyer taking up the gavel as a Superior Court judge.
Julie Bergeron will replace Justice G.W. Tranmer of Kingston as a new judge for the Superior Court of Ontario in Cornwall. Justice Tranmer steps down from his post after deciding in March 28 to become a supernumerary judge and be available on a part-time basis to hear Ontario court cases.
Bergeron was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000. She opened her own law practice in Hawkesbury, with a focus on family law and real estate law. Over the years she has also served as an agent for the Ontario Family Responsibility Office, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Transportation, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.
She has also served in municipal and criminal law matters and, since 2019, served as a deputy judge in Small Claims Court. Bergeron has argued cases in both French and English in trial courts, the Divisional Court, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
During her career she has received the Heidi Levenson Polowin Award in 2018 and named a special patron of the Children’s Treatment Centre in Cornwall. Outside of her main legal practice, Bergeron has served on the Prescott and Russell Superior Court of Justice Liaison Committee, the board of directors for the Centre York Centre, and sat on the ad hoc committee on family law for l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.