FELLOWS TO THE BENCH
KAREN FRINK WOLF was selected to serve as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the
District of Maine and sworn into office on April 1, 2022. Judge Wolf has been
an active Fellow in the College since her induction in 2012, serving on multiple
committees, including as State Committee Chair on two separate occasions.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Wolf was a partner at Verrill Law in Portland,
Maine and has been recognized for her extensive pro bono work. She also served
as the Region 12 Regent for exactly 23 days before her elevation to the bench.
CLAUDIA P. PREMONT was named Madame Justice of the Superior Court
of Quebec for the District of Quebec on March 6, 2020. She specialized in
family, human rights and estate law with the firm she helped create: Brodeur,
Prémont, Lavoie Avocats Inc., before her elevation to the bench. She is also
widely published on these subjects and a sought-after speaker. Justice Prémont
was inducted into the College in 2018.
PETER J. OSBORNE was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
addition to being a Fellow of the College (inducted in 2020), Justice Osborne
has been a Director of the Advocates’ Society and spent many years teaching
trial advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto.
in Toronto, effective May 22, 2021. Prior to his appointment, Justice Osborne
was a partner at Lenczner Slaght LLP with a broad advocacy practice. In
In Issue 99, we erroneously spelled the name of Judicial Fellow Judge Rachel T. McGuckian – and then
we doubled, no, tripled down on the mistake. At pages 77, 84 and 98, we referred to her Honor as Rachel
T. M. G.Ckian. There is no excuse, but there is an explanation. Judge Barbara Lynn was written up
in that issue for receiving our Samuel Gates Award. And while Judge Lynn usually goes by “Barbara” or
“Judge Lynn,” we wanted to use her proper name for this proper award. And the proper name is “Hon.
Barbara M. G. Lynn.” With a space between the M. and the G. We got it wrong in the first four drafts –
each of which had Judge McGuckian’s name spelled correctly – but someone noticed the lack of a space
after the M. at the last minute before the final draft had to be submitted for printing. So someone did
a find and replace on the entire issue. Ta-da. To correct a trivial error no one would likely have noticed
(except maybe Judge Lynn), we mauled Judge McGuckian’s name beyond recognition. We have apologized
to Judge McGuckian and we now apologize to you.