Nova Scotia Supreme Court

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

Justices of the Supreme Court

(Full complement of 21, including Chief and Ass. Chief)[1]

Name Location Duration of Appointment Appointed by Prior Position(s) Other Details
Chief Justice Deborah K. Smith[2] [3] Halifax November 8, 2001 (Judge)
2004 (ACJ)
June 24, 2019 (Chief)
Chretien (Judge)
Martin (ACJ)
J. Trudeau (Chief)
McInnes Cooper (1983 to 2001)
Called to bar (1984)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Associate Chief Justice Vacant
Justice Mona M. Lynch[1] Bridgewater December 12, 2002 Chretien Dept of Justice, Youth Crime
NS Legal Aid (1987 to 1999)
Justice of Family Division
NS Legal Aid
Called to bar (1986)
Published criminal decisions (~3)
Justice Patrick J. Duncan[2][3] Halifax November 30, 2007 Harper Beveridge, MacPherson & Duncan (1986 to 2007)
NS Legal Aid (1980 to 1986)
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~45)
Justice Patrick Murray [4][5][6] Sydney August 10, 2010 Harper Murray, Gouthro, Wall LLP (2002 to 2010)
Gillis and Murray LLP

Stewart, McKelvey, Stirling, Scales LLP (1991 to 2002)
Boudreau Beaton & LaFosse
Called to bar (1981)

Published criminal decisions (~30)
Justice Pierre L. Muise[4][5] Yarmouth August 10, 2010 Harper Provincial Court Judge (2009 to 2010)
Crown attorney (2001 to 2009)
Pink MacDonald Harding (1998 to 2001)
Legal Aid (1997 to 1998)
Patterson Palmer (1996 to 1997)
Called to bar (1996)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Justice Peter Rosinski[6] Halifax August 11, 2010 Harper NS Public Prosecution Service (1989 to 2010)
Appeal Crown (2005 to 2010)
McLean & Associates (1989)
Margeson & Wilson(1988)
MacIntosh, MacDonnell & MacDonald (1986 to 1988)
Called to bar (1986)

Published criminal decisions (~75)

Justice James L. Chipman[7][8] Halifax October 2, 2013 Harper Stewart McKelvey Sterling Scales LLP (1998 to 2013)

Cox Downie (1992 to 1998)
Called to bar (1992)

Published criminal decisions (~45)
Justice Joshua M. Arnold[9][8] Halifax October 2, 2013 Harper Arnold Pizzo McKegan LLP (1996 to 2013)
NS Crown Attorney
Called to bar (1990)
Published criminal decisions (~45)
Justice Robin C. M. Gogan [9][8] Sydney October 2, 2013 Harper Breton Law Group (2011 to 2013)

Sampson McDougall (2002 to 2011)
Called to bar (1988)

Published criminal decisions (~15)
Justice Denise Boudreau [10] Halifax December 18, 2013 Harper Public Prosecution Service of Canada (2007 to 2013)
NS Legal Aid (1998 - 2007)
LeBlanc, MacDonald, and Pickup (1994 to 1998)
Called to bar (1994)
Published criminal decisions (~3)
Justice Jamie Campbell[11] Halifax June 13, 2014 Harper Provincial Court Judge (2005 to 2014)

Cox Hansen (1983 to 2005)

Published criminal decisions (~16)
Justice Jeffrey R. Hunt[12] Truro February 6, 2015 Harper Patterson Law (1992 to 2015)
Called to bar (1992)
Published criminal decisions (~6)
Justice D. Timothy Gabriel [13] Halifax October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Provincial Court Judge (2010 to 2016)

Landry McGillivray (1982 to 2010)
Called to bar (1982)

Published criminal decisions (~2)
Justice Ann E Smith[14] Halifax October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Burchells LLP (2002 to 2016)
Stewart McKelvey
Called to bar (1991)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Justice Christa Brothers[15][16] Halifax July 18, 2017 J. Trudeau Stewart McKelvey (1999 to 2017)
Called to bar (1999)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice John Bodurtha[17] Halifax August 31, 2018 J. Trudeau Justice Canada (tax) (1997 to 2018)
Legal Aid (1996 to 1997)
Called to bar (1996)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Scott Norton [7] Pictou 30 November 2018 J. Trudeau Stewart McKelvey
McInnes Cooper
Called to bar (1984)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Darlene Jamieson [8] Halifax 30 November 2018 J. Trudeau Merrick Jamieson Sterns Washington & Mahody
Called to bar (1989)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice John A. Keith [9] Kentville March 26, 2019 J. Trudeau Cox & Palmer (1999 to 2019)
Called to bar (1993)
Published criminal decisions (~0)

Supernumerary

Name Location Date appointed Appointed by Prior Position(s) Other details
Justice Frank Campbell Edwards Sydney 1993 Chretien County Court (1993)
Crown attorney (? to 1993)
Published criminal decisions (~50)
Justice Gerald R.P. Moir [18] Halifax March 19, 1997 Chretien Burchell, MacDougall (1984 to 1997)
Federal Business Development Bank (1980 to 1984)
Weldo, Misener & Covert (1977 to 1980)
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~29)
Justice Robert William Wright [19] Halifax June 30, 1998 Chretien Daley, Black & Moreira
Called to bar (1971)
Published criminal decisions (~60)
Justice M. Heather Robertson[20] Halifax June 30, 1998 Chretien Chief of Staff to the Premier of Nova Scotia (1995)
Burchell, MacDougall (1986 to 1998)
Walker, Dunlop (1985 to 1986)
Called to bar (1975)
Published criminal decisions (~70)
Justice C. Richard Coughlan[21] Bridgewater March 2, 2001 Chretien Coughlan and Coughlan
Called to bar (1975)
Published criminal decisions (~50)
Justice Glen G. McDougall[22] [23] Halifax November 8, 2001 (Judge)
May 14, 2018 (Sup.) [10]
Chretien Sampson McDougall LLP (1983 to 2001)
Called to bar (1983)
Published criminal decisions (~45)
Justice Gregory M. Warner [24] Kentville November 6, 2003 (Judge)
1 January 2019 (Sup.)
Chretien Warner, Jacquard
Pink Macdonald Harding
Town of Yarmouth
Called to bar (1972)
Published criminal decisions (~32)
Justice Kevin Coady[25] Halifax November 6, 2003 (Judge)
November 5, 2018 (Sup)
Chretien Coady Filiter
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~42)
Justice N.M. (Nick) Scaravelli[26] Pictou/Antigonish December 15, 2006 (Judge)
December 16, 2016 (Sup)
Harper Macintosh MacDonnell & MacDonald (1977 to 2006)

Fitzgerald and Assoc. (1974 to 1977)
Called to bar (1974)

Published criminal decisions (~50)

Judges of the Supreme Court Family Division

(Full complement of 15) - Division created March 24, 1999

Name Jurisdiction Appointed Appointed By Prior Position(s)
Associate Chief Justice Lawrence I. O'Neil[27] Halifax Harper Justice of Family Division (19 September 2007 to present)
NS Legal Aid, Antigonish (1999 to 2007)
Pickup & MacDowell (1997 to 1999)
Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (1990 to 1993)
Sole Practitioner (1989 to 1990)
Member of Parliament (1984 to November 21, 1988)
Assistant to the Premier of Nova Scotia (1980 to 1982)
Justice Theresa M. Forgeron [11] Sydney June 24, 2005 Martin H.F. MacIntyre and Associates
Called to bar (1987)
Justice Kenneth Haley[28] Sydney July 31, 2008 Harper Crown attorney (1984 to 2008)
MacLellan, MacDonald & Haley (1980 to 1984)
Justice Elizabeth Jollimore [12] Halifax November 28, 2008 Harper Stewart McKelvey (1988 to 2008)
Olsers (1987 to 1988)
Justice Beryl A. MacDonald [13] Halifax March 24, 2005 Martin Hicks, LeMoine
Justice Robert M Gregan [14] [15] Sydney June 24, 2015 Harper NS Legal Aid
Hicks, Lemoine (1991 to 2003)
Justice Robert Ferguson [29] Halifax March 24, 1999 Chretien McIntyre, Gillis & Ferguson (1962 to 1971)
Family Court (1971 to 1999)
Justice C. Lou Ann Chiasson [16] Halifax
Justice Cindy G. Cormier [17] Halifax October 10, 2014 Harper Department of Justice
Justice R. Lester Jesudason Halifax Harper Blois Nickerson
Justice Pamela J. MacKeigan [18] Halifax October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Dept of Justice (2008 - 2016)
Blois Nickerson (1987 – 2008)
NS Legal Aid (1984 – 1987)
Called to bar (1981)
Justice Lee Anne MacLeod-Archer Sydney
Justice Cindy Murray [19] Halifax July 18, 2017 J. Trudeau Legal Aid (1993 - 2017)
Called to bar (1992)
Justice Samuel Moreau [20] Halifax June 24, 2019 J. Trudeau Provincial Court (2017 to 2019)
NS Legal Aid (family) (1998 to 2017)
Called to bar (1998)


Supernumerary

Name Location Date of Appointment Appointed by Prior Position(s)
Justice Leslie J. Dellapinna [21] Halifax June 7, 2001
sup
Chrétien Cox Hanson O'Reilly Matheson
Justice R. James Williams[30] Halifax March 24, 1999 Walker, Dunlop (1986 to 1987)
Blois, Nickerson, Palmeter and Bryson (1987 to 1999)
Called to bar (1977)
Justice Moira C. Legere-Sers[30] Port Hawkesbury March 24, 1999 (Judge)
April 11, 2016 (sup.)
NS Legal Aid (1993 to 1999)
Maritime Life Assurance Company (1980 to 1984)
Boyne Clark (1977 to 1980)
Justice Darryl W. Wilson[30] [22] Sydney March 24, 1999 Family Court (1985 to 1999)
Crown attorney (1980 to 1982)
Edwards & Wilson (1976 to 1980)
Called to bar (1976)

Past Justices

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20030420164534/http://canada.justice.gc.ca:80/en/news/ja/2002/doc_30782.html
  2. https://www.canada.ca/en/news/archive/2007/11/nova-scotia-judicial-appointment-announced.html
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  11. http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/news-nouv/ja-nj/2014/doc_33075.html
  12. http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/news-nouv/ja-nj/2015/doc_33096.html
  13. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2016/10/government-canada-announces-judicial-appointments-province-nova-scotia.html
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  15. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2017/07/government_of_canadaannouncesjudicialappointmentsintheprovinceof1.html
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  22. https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/hansard-debates/assembly-58-session-2/h01nov09
  23. https://web.archive.org/web/20020214214422/http://canada.justice.gc.ca:80/en/news/ja/2001/doc_27856.html
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