Federal Court Judicial Appointment Announced

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Department of Justice


OTTAWA, September 17, 2003 -- The Honourable Martin Cauchon, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

Sean J. Harrington of Montréal is appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Canada. He fills a newly created position.

Mr. Justice Harrington received a Bachelor of Laws from McGill University in 1968. He was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1969, and to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1978.

At the time of his appointment, he was a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais, formerly known as McMaster Meighen, in Montréal. He practised mainly in maritime law, but also did work in insurance law and alternate dispute resolutions.

Mr. Justice Harrington was President of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, as well as Vice-president and Director of the Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada. He has also been Treasurer of the Barreau de Montréal and Chair of the Association of Average Adjusters of Canada.

This appointment is effective immediately.

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