Deanna Frappier is counsel with the Department of Justice Canada in the Tax Law Services section of the Atlantic Regional Office. Her practice primarily involves advisory and litigation services in the area of tax collections and bankruptcy and insolvency.
Elected to Council in 2017, Deanna also currently serves on the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct, Gender Equity, and Lawyers’ Fund for Client Compensation Committees. She has been a member of the Society’s Bar Exam Screening Committee for many years and previously served on Council from 2000 to 2003. Prior committee work included chairing the Race Relations (now Racial Equity) Committee and serving as a member of a task force on professional civility and the former Qualifications and Bar Admission Course Committee.
Deanna is active in the community as Team Manager for the Chebucto Novice Intermediate Blizzard minor hockey team and as the Registrar for the Halifax Hurricanes Lacrosse Association. She has served on the board of directors for UNICEF Canada and for the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre. Deanna is a past member of the Nova Scotia Insurance Women’s Association and the Advisory Council for the Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative at Dalhousie Law School.
After graduating from Dalhousie Law School and being called to the Bar in 1998, Deanna practised insurance/personal injury law in Halifax and later moved to practising in-house with a pension benefits/human resources consulting firm. She has been with the Department of Justice Canada since 2003 and has appeared before the courts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island as well as the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court.
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