Filipino-Canadian Judge, Hon. Steve A. Coroza, appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Filipino-Canadian Judge, Hon. Steve A. Coroza, appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto joins the Filipino Canadian Community in conveying warm congratulations to Justice Steve A. Coroza and his family on his appointment as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

On 06 April 2020, the Department of Justice of Canada announced four (4) appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced the new appointments under the judicial application process. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity. One of those appointed was Justice Coroza.

The Honourable Steve A. Coroza, a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mr. Justice Coroza replaces Madam Justice K. Feldman, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective January 1, 2020.

Biography:

Justice Steve A. Coroza was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice (St. Catharines) in 2009 and to the Superior Court of Justice (Brampton) in 2013. He received n LL.B. from the University of Windsor and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1997. He also received an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003.

Justice Coroza was a staff duty counsel for Ontario Legal Aid in Toronto from 1997 to 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he was senior counsel with the Department of Justice and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, where his main area of practice was criminal law. Justice Coroza was a member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. He is a past adjunct instructor of the Trial Advocacy Course at Osgoode Hall Law School and a guest instructor with the University of Notre Dame Law School. He frequently participates as a panelist in continuing education programs for lawyers and judges. He was also a co-author of a publication entitled Sentencing Drug Offenders.

Justice Coroza and his spouse, Mary, a nurse practitioner, have three children.

The Honourable Steve A. Coroza, a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  (Photo grab from https://www.osgoodepd.ca/20-years-20-stories/20-years-and-20-stories-steve-coroza/)