Joseph Anthony (Tony) Baker, B.A., J.D.
500 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4K 1P6
Phone: (416) 463-4411
Fax: (416) 463-4562
Lawyer, Mediator & Notary Public

Born in Canada. Married. Father of two.
1989 - Present

J. A. Baker, Barrister & Solicitor
General Practitioner of Law (Solicitor's practice)
(Providing cost - efficient legal services to the community at large).

2002 - Present Mediator, ADR Chambers Inc. - Toronto
Roster Mediator (part-time)
2013 - Present Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Designated Representative - Incapable Persons (part-time)
2017 - Present Legal Aid Ontario - Consent and Capacity Board Lawyers' Panel (part-time)
Barrister - Mental Health advocacy before the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario
2019 - Present Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (“ICCRC”) - Tribunal Committee Adjudicator (part-time)
2005 - 2016 Consent and Capacity Board
Adjudicator / Presiding Lawyer Member (part-time)
2005 - 2008 Humber College
Professor (part-time: Course Taught - "Negotiation and Mediation")
1994 - 2006 Superior Court of Justice - Small Claims Court
Deputy Judge (part-time)
1989 - 1992 Faculty of Law, York University (Osgoode Hall), Toronto
Adjunct Professor - "Lawyer as Negotiator"
1986 - 1989 Law Society of Upper Canada, (Bar Admission Course), Toronto
Instructor - "Business Law" & "Alternative Dispute Resolution" ("A.D.R")
1984 - 1988 Flak, Baker, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
Managing Partner
(Founding partner of law firm with clients from across Canada, the U.K. and U.S.)
1982 - 1983 First Choice Pay Television Network, Toronto
Director of Business Affairs
(Founded and managed the Business Affairs / Legal department of Canada's first national pay-television network)
1980 - 1981 Rosenfeld, Malcolmson, Lampkin and Levine, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
Articling Law Student
(Completed articles of clerkship at Canada's oldest entertainment law firm)
1979 - 1980 Department of Film Studies, Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia (U. B. C.), Vancouver, B. C.
Teaching Assistant (Taught part-time while simultaneously completing law studies)
1978 Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (C.B.C. - Television), Vancouver
Studio Director
("The Rene Simard Show" : a national network production)
1977 Metromedia Television (KTTV), Los Angeles, California
Production Co-ordinator ("The Wolfman Jack Show": an international co-production)
1997 The Mediation Academy
Certificate: Mediation
1994 Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ont. Inc. / University of Toronto
Certificate: Arbitration II
1985 University of Toronto
Certificate: Conversational French
1984 York University, Toronto
Part-time studies in Masters of Business Administration (M. B. A.) Programme
1982 Osgoode Hall, Toronto
Bar Admission Programme, Law Society of Upper Canada
Called to the Ontario Bar as a duly qualified Barrister & Solicitor
1980 U. B. C.
Degree Granted: Juris Doctor/Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
1975 British Columbia Institute of Technology (B.C.I.T.), Vancouver
Certificate: Screenwriting
1974 U. B. C.
Degree Granted: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), First Class Honours
1989 - 1996 Brown Community Centre Softball League
Volunteer Parental Co-ordinator
1994 - 1997 The Toronto Children's Chorus
Volunteer Parental Co-ordinator
1986 - 1994 CBAO - Media & Communications Section, Toronto
Executive Committee
1994 - present Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario Inc.
1986-1994 Canadian Bar Association - Ontario (CBAO)
Media & Communications Section, Toronto : Executive Committee
1990 Classical Cabaret, Toronto
Secretary - Treasurer
1987 - 1988 Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto
Secretary - Treasurer
1982 - present Member: Mayfair Racquet Club, North Toronto Ski Club, Hart House Fitness Cente (University of Toronto) and Law Society of Ontario
Cinema, cross - country skiing, cycling, downhill skiing, golf, guitar, ice skating,
photography, sailing, saxophone, squash and tennis.
Academic, personal and professional references available on request.

Joseph Anthony (Tony) Baker -- Lawyer, Mediator & Estate Trustee
500 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4K 1P6
Phone: (416) 463-4411-- Fax: (416) 463-4562 -- eMail: