Brief Biographical Note of Justice Russell Juriansz

The Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Juriansz

  • March 12, 2004 appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • March 17, 1998 appointed to the Superior Court of Justice, then called the Ontario Court (General Division)


  • Born December 24, 1946 Kirkee, India
  • Immigrated to Canada April 5, 1955


  • B.Sc. 1969, University of Toronto
  • LL.B., 1972, Osgoode Hall Law School


  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, March, 1974
  • 1974-1976, general litigation practice in Toronto
  • 1976-1977, consultant to Metro Toronto Task Force on Human Relations (The Pitman Commission)
  • 1978- Jan. 1987, Legal Counsel, then General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • 1987-1994, Associate, then Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Barristers & Solicitors
  • 1994-March 17, 1998, Russell Juriansz, Barristers & Solicitors
  • Practiced in administrative, constitutional and employment law, concentrating on human rights, labour relations, pay equity, pension and benefits, and the Canadian Charter of rights and Freedoms
  • Appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in some of the leading human rights cases
  • Past Lecturer, human rights law, constitutional law, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
  • Past Instructor, administrative law, Charter of Rights, Bar Admission Course, Ottawa
  • While in practice was a frequent writer, editor and speaker on human rights related subjects
  • President of the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association, April 2002 -March 2004

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