New Federal Court Judge and Chief Justice

Justice Crampton has been appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Mary Gleason has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court. She was formerly a lawyer at Norton Rose practising labour, employment and human rights law.

Justice Crampton has been a judge in the Federal Court since his appointment in November 2009. He replaces former Chief Justice Justice Lutfy, who elected to become a supernumerary judge earlier this year. The Prime Minister made the announcement this afternoon along with appointments in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

The Department of Justice press release has highlights of Justice Gleason’s career and her profile at Norton Rose is still available. Judges were also appointed to the courts in Ontario, BC and Quebec.