Master Linda Abrams

PrincipalSuperior Court of JusticeLitigation and Dispute Resolution

Master Linda S. Abrams, B.A., J.D., LL.M., is a Master of the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

Master Linda S. Abrams, B.A., J.D., LL.M., is a Master of the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. Until her appointment to the Bench in 1999, Master Abrams was a civil litigator — first with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin and later with Torys. Concurrent with her law practice, Master Abrams served on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Adjudicator and Vice-Chair), on the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (Adjudicator) and on the Ethics Review Committee of the University of Toronto. Master Abrams is a frequent speaker at CLE conferences and, until recently, served as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her legal writings include articles for the Canadian Business Law Journal and a text on credit union law. She is also, with Kevin P. McGuinness, co-author of Canadian Civil Procedure Law, 2nd Edition and The Practitioner’s Evidence Law Sourcebook, both published by LexisNexis Canada.

Education

  • University of Toronto and Sorbonne, B.A. (with distinction)
  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and Pepperdine University Law School, LL.M.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1988

Associations

  • Advocates’ Society of Ontario
  • Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
  • Past Vice-President of the Masters’ Association of Ontario

Awards & Honours

  • Dean's List, University of Toronto, 1983–1986
  • Award for Volunteerism, North York