News release

Fourteen Prominent Lawyers Appointed to Queen’s Counsel

The prestigious Queen’s Counsel (QC) designation is being awarded to fourteen of the province’s top lawyers.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mark Furey announced the (QC) appointments today, Jan 30. An official ceremony will be held at the Lieutenant Governor’s House in May.

“My sincere congratulations to this year’s appointees,” said Mr. Furey. “The Queen’s Counsel designation is a symbol of high regard and reserved for those who have truly demonstrated their commitment to the legal profession and to their communities. This year’s appointees are certainly well deserving of this recognition.”

The appointees are:

  • Deborah Conrad, Dartmouth
  • Gary Corsano, Sydney
  • Neil Ferguson, Halifax
  • Bruce MacGregor, Ottawa
  • Sandra Arab Clarke, Halifax
  • Dale Darling, Halifax
  • Christine Driscoll, Halifax
  • Tara Miller, Halifax
  • Deanna Frappier, Halifax
  • Sean Foreman, Halifax
  • Shelley Hounsell-Gray, Bedford
  • Charlene Moore, Halifax
  • Joshua Judah, Halifax
  • Catherine Watson Coles, Halifax

The QC designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession who have shown exceptional merit and outstanding contributions to the legal community.

Recommendations for Queen’s Counsel appointments are made 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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Fourteen of the province’s top lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation.

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mark Furey announced the Q-C appointments today (January 30th).

The Q-C designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contributions to the legal community.

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