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Meet Sudbury's newest judge, Heather-Ann Mendes of Sault Ste. Marie

Mendes will start her new job in the Nickel City May 23
Heather Mendes Ross Romano
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SAULT STE. MARIE — Sault Ste. Marie lawyer Heather-Ann Mendes is Greater Sudbury's newest judge. She has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Sudbury as of May 23.

“Justice Heather-Ann Mendes has been in private practice in Sault Ste. Marie since 2005, focusing on family and child protection law,” said a provincial news release.

Mendes is a partner with O'Neill Delorenzi Mendes Nanne.

In addition to serving as a panel lawyer with the Office of the Children's Lawyer, she has been a family and child protection mediator and a Deputy Judge for the Small Claims Court. For the past decade, Mendes has also served as a volunteer with the Art Gallery of Algoma.

Mendes is married to Sault Ste. Marie Progressive Conservative MPP Ross Romano.