Nova Scotia Provincial Court

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(~X) = approximate number of published decisions according to CanLII as of Oct 2018.

Current Judges

Name Location Date Appointed Appointed By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Chief Judge Pamela S. Williams[1] HRM September 19, 2003 (Judge)
2013 (Chief)
PC (2003)
NDP (2013)
NS Legal Aid, Youth
Called to bar (1985)
Published criminal decisions (~16)
Associate Chief Judge S. Raymond Morse[2] Amherst April 12, 2011 (Judge)
November 10, 2015 (Assoc. Chief)
NDP Private practice
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Corrine Sparks [1] Dartmouth 1987 PC Ruck and Mitchell (1981 to 1987)
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge A. Peter Ross Sydney 1990 PC NS Public Prosecution Service
Called to bar (~1978)
Published criminal decisions (~42)
Judge Michael B. Sherar [2] Halifax 1990 PC Blois Nickerson
Called to bar (~1978)
Published criminal decisions (~12)
Judge Barbara Beach Halifax, Youth 1994 Liberal NS Legal Aid
Called to bar (~1978)
Published criminal decisions (~6)
Judge Alanna Murphy[3] Dartmouth November 13, 2002 PC NS Public Prosecution Service (1987 to 2002)
Chief Crown (2000 to 2002)
Called to bar (1987)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge James H. Burrill[1] Yarmouth September 19, 2003 PC NS Public Prosecution Service (1987 to 2003)
Called to bar (1986)
Published criminal decisions (~20)
Judge Laurel J. Halfpenny-MacQuarrie[1] Port Hawkesbury September 19, 2003 PC NS Public Prosecution Service
Private Practice
Called to bar (1990)
Published criminal decisions (~7)
Judge Frank P. Hoskins[4] Dartmouth September 5, 2008 PC NS Public Prosecution Service (1991 to 1995, 1996 to 2008)
Private practice (1995 to 1996)
Called to bar (1990)
Published criminal decisions (~19)
Judge Theodore K. Tax[5] Dartmouth October 1, 2008 PC Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~54)
Judge Marci Lin Melvin[6] Kentville November 12, 2008 PC NS Legal Aid
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Jean M. Whalen[7] Dartmouth January 16, 2009 PC NS Public Prosecution Service Published criminal decisions (~44)
Judge Del W. Atwood[8] Pictou November 10, 2009 PC NS Public Prosecution Service
Called to bar (1985)
Published criminal decisions (~170)
Judge Jean M. Dewolfe[8] Kentville November 10, 2009 PC Muttart Tufts Dewolfe and Coyle (family) (1990 to 2009)
Called to bar (1986)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Richard J. MacKinnon[8] Antigonish November 10, 2009 PC NS Public Prosecution Service
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Judge Gregory E. Lenehan[9] Halifax October 19, 2010 NDP NS Public Prosecution Service (1989 to 2010) Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Paul V. Scovil[10] Bridgewater August 2, 2011 NDP NS Public Prosecution Service (1998 to 2011)
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~36)
Judge Timothy D. Landry[11] Digby/Yarmouth September 19, 2012 NDP NS Legal Aid Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Michelle Christenson[12] Yarmouth December 11, 2013 NDP NS Public Prosecution Service
Called to bar (1996)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Daniel A. MacRury[13] Dartmouth July 30, 2014 Liberal NS Public Prosecution Service
Called to bar (1986)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Timothy Daley[14] Pictou March 17, 2015 Liberal Private practice (mix)
Called to bar (1992)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Elizabeth Buckle [3] [4] Halifax
Amherst
March 31, 2015 Liberal Beveridge, MacPherseon & Buckle (criminal) (2008 to 2015)
PPSC Crown (2004 to 2008)
Called to bar (1994)
Published criminal decisions (~6)
Judge E. Ann Marie MacInnes[15] Sydney November 10, 2015 Liberal NS Legal Aid
Called to bar (1991)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Alain Bégin[16] Truro September 1, 2016 Liberal Private practice Published criminal decisions (~4)
Judge Ronda van der Hoek[17] Kentville/Windsor January 23, 2017 Liberal Public Prosecution Service of Canada Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Cathy Benton[17] Bridgewater/
Shubenacadie
January 23, 2017 Liberal NS Legal Aid Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Rickcola Brinton [18] Halifax March 31, 2017 Liberal NS Legal Aid, Youth (2001 to 2017) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Samuel Moreau[18] Amherst March 31, 2017 Liberal NS Legal Aid (1999 to 2017) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Rosalind Michie [18] Amherst March 31, 2017 Liberal NS Public Prosecution Service (2001 to 2017) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Amy Sakalauskas [18] Sydney March 31, 2017 Liberal Private practice Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Diane L. McGrath[19] Sydney September 19, 2017 Liberal NS Prosecution Service
NS Legal Aid
Private Practice
Called ot bar (1993)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Anne Marie Simmons[20] Halifax November 10, 2017 Liberal Public Prosecution Service of Canada Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Chris Manning[21] Kentville May 31, 2018 Liberal Private Practice (criminal)
NS Legal Aid
Called to bar (1985)
Published criminal decisions (~0)

Supernumerary Judges

Name Location Date Appointed Appointed By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Judge Brian D. Williston Sydney 1995 (Judge)
December 2018 (sup.)
Liberal NS Public Prosecution Service
Called to bar (1974)
Published criminal decisions (~6)
Judge Warren Zimmer[2] Truro April 12, 2011 (Judge), 2017 (Sup.) NDP Private Practice (1984 to 2011)
Crown Attorney (1978 to 1984)
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Marc C. Chisholm [1] Halifax September 19, 2003 (Judge), 2017 (Sup.) PC NS Public Prosecution Service (1980 to 2003)
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~39)
Judge William Digby [5] [6] Halifax June 10, 1997 (Judge), 2017 (Supernumerary) Liberal NS Legal Aid Director (1994 to 1997)
NS Legal Aid (1973 to 1997)
Called to bar (1972)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Judge Flora I. Buchan Dartmouth 1996 (judge), 2017 (Sup) Liberal private practice
Called to bar (~1981)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Judge Patrick Curran[22] [23] Halifax, Bedford August 1, 1981 - 2003 (Judge)
2003 - 2013 (Chief Judge)
PC NS Legal Aid
Halifax City
Patterson, Smith, Matthews
Innes, Matheson, Curran
Called to bar (~1971)
Published criminal decisions (~7)
Judge Alan T. Tufts[24] Kentville 1998 (Judge)
2013 (ACJ)
May 31, 2018 (Sup)
Liberal (1998)
NDP (2013)
Muttart Tufts Dewolfe and Coyle
Called to bar (~1980)
Published criminal decisions (~61)
Judge William Dyer Bridgewater Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge David J. Ryan Dartmouth Published criminal decisions (~3)
Judge John D. Comeau Dartmouth 1981[25] Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Claudine MacDonald Published criminal decisions

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Previous Judges

Name Location Duration Appointed By Prior Position(s) Other Details
D. William MacDonald [7] 1997 (Judge) Deputy Minister to Premier (1993 to 1995)
Deputy Attorney General (1987 to 1993, 1995 to 1996)
Legislative Counsel Office (1975)
Crown Attorney
Hart and Davis (1968 to ??)
Called to bar (1968)
Judge Anne E. Crawford 2002? to 2009? Published criminal decisions
Judge Castor H Williams Halifax Crown Attorney
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~55)
Judge Pierre Muise Yarmouth 2009 - 2010 (appointed to NSSC) PC NS Public Prosecution Service (1996 to 2009) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge R. Brian Gibson [8] Dartmouth 1990 - ? PC Private Practice (1973 to 1990)
Called to bar (1973)
Published criminal decisions (~19)
Judge Anne S. Derrick [9] [27] Halifax September 2, 2005 - 2017 (Appointed to NSCA) PC Beaton Derrick
Called to bar (1981)
Appointed to NSCA (2017)
Published criminal decisions (~173)
Judge Jamie Campbell [10] Halifax (Youth) September 2, 2005 - ?? (appointed to NSSC) Cox Hanson O'Reilly Matheson
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~34)
Judge Jean-Louis Batiot Published criminal decisions (~22)
Judge Robert M. Prince Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judge Roy Edward "Bud" Kimball [11] [12] Windsor and Kentville May 4, 1967 to 1995 PC Private Practice (1960 to 1967) Published criminal decisions
Judge Clinton Roger Rand [28] Shelburne and Yarmouth January 3, 1946 to June 30, 1976 Published criminal decisions
Judge John Donald MacIntyre[29] Cape Breton 1951 to 1956 Published criminal decisions
Judge William Ackley Richardson[30] New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou, and Tatamagouche November 6, 1951 to November 30, 1968 Published criminal decisions
Judge John Ferguson McDonald[31] Cape Breton 1953 to 1978 Published criminal decisions
Judge Duncan John Chisholm [32] October 1, 1953 to February, 1980 Published criminal decisions
Chief Judge Henry How[33] November 1983 to ?? Published criminal decisions
Judge Joseph Francis McManus[34] 1953 to 1961 Published criminal decisions

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Judicial Appointments Ensure Timely Access Nova Scotia Government
  2. 2.0 2.1 Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointments Nova Scotia Government
  3. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20021213001
  4. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20080905004
  5. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20081001001
  6. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20081112006
  7. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20090116002
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20091110004
  9. Provincial and Family Court Judicial Appointment Nova Scotia Government
  10. Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointment Nova Scotia Government
  11. New Judge Appointed to Provincial, Family Courts in Digby, Comeauville and Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia Government
  12. New Judge Appointed for Yarmouth Nova Scotia Government
  13. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20140730001
  14. New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court Nova Scotia Government
  15. Judicial Appointments Announced Nova Scotia Government
  16. New Judicial Appointment Announced Nova Scotia Government
  17. 17.0 17.1 Two Judges Appointed to Provincial and Family Court Nova Scotia Government
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 http://www.courts.ns.ca/News_of_Courts/ProvCourtAppointments_17_03.htm
  19. New Judge Appointed to Provincial and Family Court Nova Scotia Government
  20. 'A historic moment': Judicial appointment gives N.S. court gender parity CTV News
  21. http://www.courts.ns.ca/News_of_Courts/JudgeManningAppointment.htm
  22. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20030131010
  23. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=19980121001
  24. Chief Judge of Family Court Appointed Nova Scotia Government
  25. http://www.courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_judges.htm
  26. Appointed to Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

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