Angela Furlanetto, Prothonotary of the Federal Court in Toronto, was appointed today as a Judge of the Federal Court. She replaces Mr. Justice P.B. Annis, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective June 18, 2020.
From the official announcement (link):
Prior to her appointment as a judge, Madam Justice Furlanetto was a prothonotary of the Federal Court, presiding over and managing many actions and applications since her appointment on March 8, 2019. Before joining the Court, she had been a partner with the law firms DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and Dimock Stratton LLP, where she litigated intellectual property matters for twenty years, appearing regularly before the federal courts.
Last week, the Federal Court issued a bulletin seeking applicants for Prothonotary positions. More information is on the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada website.
The Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs is seeking applications from barristers or advocates who are members in good standing of any provincial or territorial Bar, and who have extensive professional experience spanning at least ten years, to fill future Prothonotary vacancies at the Federal Court.