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Justice Anne London-Weinstein



The Honourable Justice Anne London-Weinstein, now a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto Ontario, was a founding partner of Weinstein Law. Justice London-Weinstein was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1998 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School with honours and winning the Osgoode Society Legal History prize. She was actively involved in the Community Legal Aid Student Program in law school and conducted trials while still a law student.

Justice London-Weinstein completed her articles at a downtown Toronto law firm, but her interest in criminal law won out and she practiced criminal law as an associate for Pinkofsky Lockyer, at the time the largest criminal law firm in Canada.

She spent a summer attending the Inquiry into the Wrongful Conviction of Guy Paul Morin and worked on the Maple Leaf Gardens case for a prominent Toronto defence counsel. She later spent two years working as an assistant crown attorney in Scarborough, Ontario. From 2002 until her appointment in 2017 Justice London-Weinstein had had been a criminal defence lawyer practicing in Ottawa, Ontario.

Justice London-Weinstein had also been an associate professor for many years at the University of Ottawa. She taught a trial advocacy course every year in conjunction with her partner Neil Weinstein, but also taught Evidence, Criminal Law and an advanced Criminal Law Evidence seminar course. In 2013 Justice London-Weinstein was one of three panelists chosen to speak on the subject of Racial Profiling at an event sponsored by the Black Law Students Association at the University of Ottawa Law School.

In 2014, Justice London-Weinstein collaborated with another criminal lawyer to coach the University of Ottawa's mooting team for the Sopinka Cup competition. This all female team finished second in the Arnup Cup and won the Sopinka Cup, which was held in Ottawa. The win marked the first time in the history of the sixteen-year competition that Ottawa had emerged victorious.

Justice London-Weinstein is a frequent guest speaker at educational events, including the Montebello Fall Conference which is sponsored jointly by the County of Carleton Law Association and the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. She is an annual panelist at a conference in Eastern Ontario for young lawyers, and was a guest lecturer and speaker for other professors at the University of Ottawa, including the Law of Evidence for Professor Daphne Gilbert.

Prior to attending law school, Justice London-Weinstein was a print journalist and her work was published nationally. As a lawyer her work had been published in the Criminal Law Quarterly and For the Defence, the quarterly publication of the Criminal Lawyers Association.

In 2011 Justice London-Weinstein received the degree of Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 9, 2014 she was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal litigation.

In 2016 Justice London-Weinstein was elected as president of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa and served as such until her appointment in 2017.

In December of 2017, Justice London-Weinstein was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice at 361 University Ave. in Toronto, Ontario.

Education


LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1996


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1998


LL.M., Masters of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2011


Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Criminal Litigation, 2014