News release

Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced

An accomplished group of 14 lawyers are the latest to earn the Queen's Counsel designation.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Lena Diab announced the Q.C. appointments today, Jan. 29.

The appointees are:

  • Gregory D. Auld, Halifax
  • Tim Hill, Dartmouth
  • Mark T. Knox, Halifax
  • David T.R. Parker, Truro
  • Elizabeth A. Whelton, Halifax
  • Heidi Foshay Kimball, Wolfville
  • Douglas J. Lloy, New Glasgow
  • Denise C. Smith, Halifax
  • Michael E. Deturbide, Halifax
  • Réjean Aucoin, Cheticamp
  • Robyn L. Elliott, Halifax
  • Tony W. Mozvik, Sydney
  • Christa M. Brothers, Halifax
  • R. Lester Jesudason, Halifax
"As a lawyer, I know how prestigious this designation is, and I congratulate this year’s appointees," said Ms. Diab. "They have made great contributions to the practice of law and to their communities in Nova Scotia throughout their careers."

An independent advisory committee makes Queen's Counsel recommendations to cabinet. 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 Lena Diab announced Queen's Counsel appointments today (January 29th).

Ms. Diab says the 14 appointees have made great contributions to the practice of law in Nova Scotia throughout their careers.

An independent advisory committee makes Queen's Counsel recommendations to cabinet.

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