Madam Justice Benotto was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1978. She practised civil litigation with an emphasis on family law with the Toronto firm of Chappell, Bushell, Stewart. She remained a partner in that firm until her appointment to the Ontario Superior Court in May 1996. She presided in Toronto until January 2001 when she was appointed Senior Justice of the Family Court for Ontario. Madam Justice Benotto is the author of several texts on family law and numerous articles and publications. She is past president of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, the Ontario Expropriation Association, and has sat on numerous other committees. She was co-chair of the Joint Committee on Court Reform and very active with the case management initiatives in both civil and family law.