Hon. Tamarin Dunnet
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Toronto, ON, Canada
The Honourable Tamarin Dunnet was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1990 by the Minister of Justice of Canada. She has served as a trial court judge in criminal and civil cases and as an appellate judge in administrative law cases. She has served on the Ontario Review Board and National Judicial Institute and she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto. Justice Dunnet is a graduate of Dalhousie University where she served as President of Sheriff Hall, President of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity and President of the University Panhellenic Council. She obtained her law degree from Dalhousie and is a graduate of the Harvard Mediation Course.
Before her appointment, Justice Dunnet was a trial lawyer specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. She taught at the Law Society’s Bar Admission Course and served on the Canadian Bar Association’s National Executive Committee. She served as President of the Women’s Law Association and President of the Toronto Lawyers Association. She has published articles about leaders among women lawyers and personal injury litigation. She has lectured widely, most recently at the American Bar Association Section of International Law. She has been honoured by the Canadian Bar Association with its Dedicated Service Award and by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario with its President’s Award. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal and is listed in “Canadian Who’s Who.”
Justice Dunnet has been a member of the IAWJ for almost twenty years. She served as International Director, Secretary, and Chair of the Bylaws Committee of the Canadian Chapter. She has moderated panel discussions at Biennial Conferences in London, Tanzania and Washington. In 2008, she was elected IAWJ Regional Director for North America and has served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Bylaws Committee. Between 2010 and 2016, she served on the IAWJ Executive Council as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President. Justice Dunnet is married to The Honourable Patrick Moore. They have three children and three grandchildren.