Brief Biographical Note of Justice Eleanore A. Cronk
Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, appointed July 31, 2001.
Former Senior Litigation Partner in Lax O’Sullivan Cronk, Toronto, Ontario; LL.B. University of Windsor, 1975; Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1977; Private practice focussed on general civil, administrative, environmental, commercial, insurance and health law litigation and dispute resolution matters; Participant in and organizer of various professional education seminars and past guest instructor at Bar Admission Course (Administrative Law, Public Law and Civil Procedure) and at Faculties of Law, University of Toronto and York University (Trial Practice, and Trial and Appellate Advocacy); Guest Advocacy Demonstrator, Cambridge Institute for Advanced Legal Studies; Associate Commission Counsel to the McDonald Royal Commission on the R.C.M.P.; Counsel before the Mississauga Train Derailment Royal Commission; Associate Commission Counsel to the Grange Royal Commission regarding Infant Deaths at the Hospital for Sick Children; Former Chairperson, Boards of Inquiry, Metropolitan Toronto Police Complaints Commission; Former Special Counsel to the R.C.M.P. Public Complaints Commission; Counsel to the Ontario Provincial Police before the Estey Royal Commission of Inquiry; Counsel to the Chief Coroner for Ontario, the Walkerton Inquiry; Counsel to the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Gigantes Inquiry; Bencher, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 1995-2001; Past Chair, Professional Development and Competence Committee, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 1999-2001; Past Chair, Discipline Committee, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 1997-1999; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, International Society of Barristers; Chair, Canadian Bar Association National Task Force on Systems of Civil Justice; Past President of The Advocates Society, 1992-1993; Past Trustee, Harold G. Fox Foundation; Recipient, Louis St. Laurent Award, The Canadian Bar Association, August 1997; Recipient, The Advocates’ Society Medal, September 2003; Recipient, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Laws, University of Windsor, June 2004.
Married to Ian Anglin Mackay of the City of Toronto, Ontario; Two stepchildren: Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Geoffrey Gallagher-Mackay; and One extraordinary grandchild: Xin Gallagher-Law, born August 2003.