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The Honourable David W. Stratas

LL.B. (Queen’s University, 1984); B.C.L. (Oxford University, 1986); LL.D. (Queen’s University, 2012, honoris causa). Born in Toronto, Ontario. Law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada (1986-1987). Called to the Bar of Ontario (1988). Litigation partner in firms in Toronto, Ontario. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2008). Appointed Special Advocate by the Minister of Justice (2008). Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court on December 11, 2009. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, May 3, 2012. Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Revision to the Federal Courts Rules (2012-2013). Member of the Federal Courts Rules Committee (2010-2019) and the Registry Committee (2020-present). Adjunct member, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (1994 to the present), winning ten faculty teaching awards. Instructor at judicial education sessions held across Canada each year (1997 to the present), particularly in the area of administrative law. Author of over 150 articles or conference papers and over 250 presentations on various legal topics, particularly in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law and legal writing. Currently the senior puisne judge on the Federal Court of Appeal. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.