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Highly-credentialed Sault lawyer to be Sudbury's newest judge (P.S: her husband is our MPP)

Heather-Ann Mendes assigned to Sudbury effective May 23
Heather Mendes Ross Romano
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The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario, announced today that Heather-Ann Mendes, wife of Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano, has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective May 23, 2019. Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Mendes to Sudbury, a Ministry of the Attorney General news release states.

“Justice Heather-Ann Mendes has been in private practice in Sault Ste. Marie since 2005, focusing on family and child protection law,” the release continues.

Mendes is a partner with O'Neill Delorenzi Mendes Nanne.

In addition to serving as a panel lawyer with the Office of the Children's Lawyer, she has been a family and child protection mediator and a Deputy Judge for the Small Claims Court. For the past decade, Mendes has also served as a volunteer with the Art Gallery of Algoma.