Andromache Karakatsanis

The Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2011. She was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2002 and to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in March 2010.

Justice Karakatsanis is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Following her call to the Bar in 1982, Andromache Karakatsanis served as a law clerk to the Ontario Court of Appeal. In private practice, she practiced criminal, civil and family litigation in Toronto for several years. She then served in the Ontario Public Service for 15 years in a number of senior positions.

During her career in public service, Andromache Karakatsanis served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario (1988-95); as Secretary for Native Affairs (1995-97); and as Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice (1997-2000). She then served as Ontario’s Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council from July 2000 to November 2002. As the province’s top public servant, she provided leadership to the Ontario Public Service and to the deputy ministers.

Justice Karakatsanis has received many recognitions and awards and has volunteered extensively throughout her career.

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