Brief Biographical Note of Justice Kathryn N. Feldman
Justice Feldman received her B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1970 and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 1973, where she was co-editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and recipient of the Dean's Key. Before her appointment, she was a partner at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon (now Blakes LL.P.) where she practised in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law. Justice Feldman was appointed as a Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario on December 24, 1990 and sat on the Commercial List as well as on criminal and civil matters. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario on June 11, 1998. Since her appointment to the Bench, Justice Feldman has participated in and chaired numerous continuing legal education programs for law students, lawyers and judges on a number of areas including bankruptcy, arbitration, employment law and appellate advocacy. In January 2001 she became the first recipient of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association President's Award. As an alumna of the University of Toronto, she served on the Moss Scholarship Selection Committee for six years, three years as Chair, and is a recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award. In 2015, she was one of 50 women featured in the book, Leading the Way: Canadian Women in the Law, Julie Soloway and Emma Costante, 2015 Lexis-Nexis. In 2016 she was named by University College as an Alumna of Influence. She is currently a director of the Canadian Chapter of the International Women Judges Association.