From April 17 to 24, 2017, the Society is conducting an election for three At Large positions for the 2017-2019 Council term. All lawyers and non-practising members of the Society, from anywhere in Nova Scotia, are eligible to be nominated and vote for these positions.
Please note: Voting begins at 8:30 am on Monday, April 17 and closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, April 24.
The links on this webpage will assist you with all aspects of this year’s election. Should you require assistance, please call our Council Election Line at 902 422 1935 ext. 372. Your call will be returned within two (2) business days.
VOTE ELECTRONICALLY (digital ballots will be available at this link on Monday, April 17)
At Large candidates – 3 seats available
Please note, candidate bios will be posted here as they become available.
- J. Patrick L. Atherton, Dartmouth
- Brian K. Awad, Halifax
- Cheryl A. Canning, Halifax
- Krista Forbes, Halifax
- Tuma T. W. Young, Sydney
Election of At Large Members of Council is the second phase of the Council Election process. The two-phase election arose from recommendations of the Task Force on Council Composition (2009) that a smaller Council may mean less diversity of backgrounds, views and experience around the Council table.
The Task Force specifically wanted to ensure that Council membership reflected:
- experience in the particular areas of focus in Council’s Strategic Framework;
- gender or sexual orientation;
- geographic representation;
- practice area (e.g., corporate, litigation, property, family, etc.);
- practice venue (e.g., private firm, government, legal aid, etc.);
- other areas of potential under-representation that may be identified.
OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL FOR 2017-2019
Visit the Council Elections webpage for information about the Council Officers, recently elected members of Council for Halifax District and acclaimed members of Council for Cape Breton, Central and Southwestern Districts.
Details of the Society’s election process are outlined in the Society’s Regulations 2.4 (District Elections), 2.5 (At Large Elections), and 2.6 (Second Vice-President Elections).