News release

Brian Gibson Appointed Associate Chief Judge

Brian Gibson of Halifax has been appointed associate chief judge of the provincial court, Attorney General and Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today. The appointment is effective immediately.

Associate Chief Judge Gibson was called to the bar in 1973 after graduating from Dalhousie Law School. He practised privately in Halifax until 1990, when he was appointed to the provincial court.

Associate Chief Judge Gibson has served as president of the Provincial Court Judges' Association, as chair of the association's legislation committee, as a member of its education committee, and as provincial representative on the court education committee.

The attorney general appoints the associate chief judge on the recommendation of a recruitment committee, which considers applications from current provincial court judges. The committee consists of the chief justice of Nova Scotia (who chairs the committee), the chief judges of the provincial and family courts, a representative of the Provincial Court Judges' Association, and a layperson (without a law degree) designated by the minister of justice.

"Associate Chief Judge Gibson has provided exemplary service over the years," said Mr. Baker. "I know he will continue to serve the legal community and Nova Scotians well as he takes on this important challenge."



Michele McKinnon
Department of Justice 902-424-6811 E-mail:
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