News release

Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced

Ten lawyers can now add the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation to their list of accomplishments.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Diana Whalen announced the Q.C. appointments today, Jan. 20.

"I congratulate this year's appointees," said Ms. Whalen. "They have made great contributions to the practice of law and to their communities throughout their careers."

The appointees are:

  • Gregory Barro, Yarmouth
  • Catherine Benton, Bridgewater
  • Tara Erskine, Halifax
  • Paul Festeryga, Halifax
  • Kate Harris, Halifax
  • Jennifer MacLellan, Halifax
  • Clyde Paul, Halifax
  • Michael Pugsley, Halifax
  • Mark A. Scott, Halifax
  • Michael Taylor, Bedford

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 Diana Whalen announced Queen's Counsel appointments today (January 20th).

Ms. Whalen says the 10 appointees have made great contributions to their communities and the practice of law throughout their careers.

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

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