Jean Polak has lived in Bracebridge since 1993. She operates her own law firm and practices in the areas of civil litigation, municipal prosecutions and will & estates. She has always been an active volunteer in her community, going back to her roots in Ajax, Ontario, and continuing through her student years, then in her early professional career at the Torys law firm.
Jean’s volunteer involvement within her community since moving to Muskoka includes being a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge, volunteering with Community Living South Muskoka and serving on the boards of the local hospital, the Muskoka Heritage Foundation and its successor the Muskoka Conservancy. At a provincial level she has also served as a member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism and as a director of The Advocates’ Society. In 2019 she was awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship by the Province of Ontario.