Associate Judge Linda Abrams

PrincipalSuperior Court of JusticeLitigation and Dispute Resolution

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

Associate Judge Linda S. Abrams, B.A., J.D., LL.M., is an Associate Judge 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, Associate Judge Abrams was a civil litigator — first with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin and later with Torys. Concurrent with her law practice, Associate Judge 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. Associate Judge 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