Loretta M. Manning QC, Halifax District

Loretta Manning QCLoretta Manning QC is a partner in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer practising in the fields of health care law, professional regulation and litigation, primarily in the area of medical defence.

Loretta was elected to Council on September 11, 2015 in the At Large Byelection. She is a member of the Society’s Professional Responsibility Policy and Procedures Committee and served on the Fitness to Practise Review Subcommittee.

In addition to a busy practice, Loretta has also been involved in the administrative management of the firm. She led Cox & Palmer’s diversity initiative, establishing diversity committees regionally and in the Halifax office. She chaired both committees from 2013 to 2015. From 2007 to 2010, she was Chair of the Halifax office’s Articling and Recruitment Committee, then held the portfolio of Professional Personnel Partner on the Halifax Executive Committee until 2012. She is also the firm's representative in the national Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network.

Loretta worked for the Federal Business Development Bank (as it was then known) in Halifax for 10 years as a legal assistant before moving to Alberta and obtaining her B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Alberta, and working for a time in the museum field. Returning home to Halifax in 1995, she earned her law degree at Dalhousie Law School and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2000.

Her community service has involved a range of organizations. Since 2013, Loretta has been a member of the organizing committee for the Ruth Goldbloom Ladies Golf Classic in support of Kids Help Phone. She was recently appointed Chair of the College of Registered Nurses Registration Appeals Committee.

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