Brief Biographical Note of Justice Edward W. Ducharme (Deceased June 2, 2013)
Justice Ducharme holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1980) and an M.A. and LL.B from the University of Windsor. Before entering the practice of law in 1990, he was an Associate Professor in Department of English at the University of Windsor where he specialized in the teaching of courses in literary criticism and theory. He was a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1999 until his appointment to the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) in May 2002. He has authored or co-authored legal articles in a variety of areas, including employment law, the law of evidence, and civil trial advocacy. In November 2009, he was appointed Regional Senior Judge for the Superior Court of Justice in the Southwest Region. On April 5, 2012, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.