Sault Ste.Marie Conservative MPP Ross Romano’s wife, Heather-Ann has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice a press release states. The appointment takes effect on May 23.
Heather-Ann Mendes is one of six new justices appointments by Attorney General Caroline Mulroney on Monday.
Justice Heather-Ann Mendes has been in private practice in Sault Ste. Marie since 2005, focusing on family and child protection law. Justice Mendes has also been a panel lawyer with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since 2008. She has been a family and child protection mediator since 2013 and a Deputy Judge for the Small Claims Court since 2016. Justice Mendes has volunteered with the Art Gallery of Algoma since 2009.
Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Mendes to Sudbury
Ross Romano , a former councillor and local lawyer was elected to the provincial parliament in June 2017 as part of a local by-election. Romano was then re-elected last June under leader Doug Ford.