News Release Archive

  The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has hired its first
  full time solicitor.
  Maureen Shebib was selected from a pool of over 70
  applicants, and will assume her new post Jan. 15,1996.
  The hiring is an implementation of one of the
  recommendations of the Marshall Inquiry and is designed to
  enhance the independence of the Human Rights Commission from
  Ms. Shebib is a North Sydney native who received her
  undergraduate education at Mount Saint Vincent University
  and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1984. She has
  been a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society since
  1985 and spent most of her years as a practising lawyer at
  Dalhousie Legal Aid, Halifax. Since 1994 she has been a
  member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has served as
  program coordinator of the Guelph-Wellington Sexual Assault
  Program and Sexual Assault Care Centre since 1993.
  She has been active in a wide range of community activities
  throughout her career and has served as a member of the
  tribunal panel for both the Canadian and Nova Scotia Human
  Rights Commissions. Ms. Shebib has been actively involved as
  a member of the equality rights panel of the Court
  Challenges Program; the Legal Education Action Fund; Nova
  Scotia Persons with Aids Coalition; Halifax Women's Housing
  Cooperative; North End Parent Resource Centre and Women's
  Employment Outreach.
  Contact: May Lui 902-424-4111
  trp                    Dec. 06, 1995