Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced

Department of Justice

December 22, 2011 11:35 AM

Twelve lawyers can add the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation to their considerable legal and community accomplishments.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Ross Landry announced the Q.C. appointments today, Dec. 22.

The appointees are:
-- Sir Graham Day, Hantsport
-- John D. Plowman, Halifax
-- William Delaney, Halifax
-- Vincent A. Gillis, Sydney
-- Lawrence John Stordy, Halifax
-- Karen Oldfield, Halifax
-- Anthony M. Tam, Halifax
-- John A. McKiggan, Halifax
-- R. Daren Baxter, Hammonds Plains
-- C. LouAnn Chiasson, Dartmouth
-- Dwight J.W. Rudderham, Sydney
-- Phillip M. Saunders, Halifax

"These appointees have earned the respect of colleagues and many others by making strong personal contributions to their communities and the legal profession," Mr. Landry said.

Recommendations are made to cabinet by an independent advisory committee. Criteria include a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstrated professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law.


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     Minister of Justice and Attorney General Ross Landry

announced Queen's Council appointments today (December 22nd).

     Mr. Landry says the 12 appointees have earned the respect of

their colleagues and many others by making strong personal

contributions to their communities and the legal profession.

     The recommendations for the appointments are made to cabinet

by an independent advisory committee.

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