Mohan Sharma appointed judge of Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

DAVID Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mohan Sharma, Executive Legal Officer at the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto, as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.

Sharma received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1999.

Sharma was the Executive Legal Officer for the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, providing legal and policy advice to the Court’s judges. He was also Senior Counsel in the Office of the Chief Justice.

He has held a variety of legal and policy positions. He served as the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Counsel in Residence at the Law Commission of Ontario, as the Project Director to the Civil Justice Reform Project led by Coulter Osborne, and as Research Counsel to the Task Force on the Discovery Process in Ontario. Sharma also served as Policy Counsel within the Court Services Division and as Advisory Counsel in the Crown Law Office-Civil, both within the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.

Prior to joining government, he had been an associate at WeirFoulds LLP, articled at Scott & Aylen, and worked as a student and lawyer at Parkdale Community Legal Services.

Sharma was a founder of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, and has been active in fundraising events to support HIV/AIDS relief in Canada and Africa, the Nikibasika Child Development Program in Uganda, and Diabetes Canada.

Sharma is of Indian and Danish descent.