|Helen Alice Kinnear
Date of issue of stamp: March 8, 1993
Designed by: Heather J. Cooper
The stamp image is a head and shoulders portrait of
Helen Alice Kinnear wearing her legal robes.
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Kinnear Born Cayuga, Ontario May 6 1894 She graduated and
was called to the bar, to become a lawyer, in 1920. She practiced law in
Port Colborne until 1943, when she was appointed county-court judge for
Haldimand County. In 1947 she was appointed judge of the Juvenile Court.
She was the first woman in the British Commonwealth to be created a Kings
Counsel and the first in the Commonwealth appointed to a county-court
bench and the first lawyer in Canada to appear as counsel before the
Supreme Court in Canada in 1935.