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Guelph lawyer receives judge appointment in Timmins

Michelle M. Dwyer is set to join the Ontario Court of Justice on April 11

A Guelph lawyer is among five new judges appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice, the provincial government announced on Tuesday.

Michelle M. Dwyer, a former partner at SV Law who has worked in both prosecutor and defence capacities, is set to begin her new role on April 11 in Timmins.

As explained in the government post, Dwyer was called to the bar in 2002 and has worked at several firms since, practicing family, estate, criminal and family law through the years. She also acted as a per diem Crown attorney for some federal cases in Guelph and Waterloo Region.

Since 2007, Dwyer has been on the board of directors at Victim Services Wellington, a group which supports victims of crime through referrals, safety planning, advocacy and education services.

She’s also been on the board of directors at Wyndham House, an organization that works to prevent youth homelessness, volunteered with Guelph Arts Council and was a member of the University of Guelph Research Ethics Board.


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