KIRAN Sah, partner at Martens Lingard LLP in St. Catharines, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, Family Court Branch, the Department of Justice Canada announce on Tuesday.
Sah is a first generation Canadian born in Toronto. Her parents are from Nainital, India. Sah earned her B.Sc. from Trent University and her LL.B. from the University of Windsor. She was called to the Bar in 2003.
In 2004, Sah joined Martens Lingard LLP where she remained as partner until her appointment. She maintained a civil litigation practice in the area of insurance defence; however, her main area of practice is family law. She has a deep passion to continue learning with a view of improving professionally and personally. Her interests in family law lead her to organize numerous conferences and seminars on a wide range of family law topics for her local bar throughout the years.
In 2007, Sah was appointed as a member of the St. Catharines Liaison and Resource Committee for Family Court. She was appointed Dispute Resolution Officer in St. Catharines in 2014. She has been an active participant in her legal community and sits on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln County Law Association (LCLA) from 2004 to present. She is Vice President of the LCLA (2016 to present), Chair of the LCLA’s Continuing Legal Education Committee (2007 to present), former Chair of the LCLA’s Young Lawyers’ Committee (2004-2007), and was the LCLA’s designate to the Ontario Bar Association’s Council (2007-2012).
Sah has a daughter and son.
Federal judicial appointments are made by the Governor General, acting on the advice of the federal Cabinet and recommendations from the Minister of Justice. The Judicial Advisory Committees across Canada play a key role in evaluating judicial applications. There are 17 Judicial Advisory Committees, with each province and territory represented.