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Byelections in Cape Breton and Halifax Districts: Call for Nominations by Oct. 20

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Council has determined that two byelections will be held this fall to fill the following vacancies on Council:

  • the vacancy in Cape Breton District resulting from the Honourable Judge Diane McGrath’s September 19 appointment to the Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Courts; and
  • the vacancy in Halifax District resulting from John Bodurtha’s recent appointment to the position of Second Vice-President.

Linked to this notice is the nomination form to be submitted by candidates in both districts. Nominations will close on Friday, October 20, 2017.

​​The byelections, if needed, will be held from Monday, November 6, 2017, starting at 8:00 am, to Wednesday, November 8, 2017, closing at 4:30 pm.

Please note, section 2.5.3 of the Regulations under the Legal Profession Act requires that:

  • the Nomination Forms are signed by five practising lawyers in the relevant districts who are in good standing,
  • the nominee consents in writing to the nomination, and
  • the nomination and consent are received on or before the date nominations close.

Online voting instructions and candidate bios will be available on the Society’s website. Specific information regarding publication of the candidate bios will be provided to those individuals who are nominated or to others, who may direct their request to Marla Cranston, Communications Officer of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, at

The successful candidates will be officially welcomed by Council at its next meeting on November 17, 2017. Their terms will run until June 2019.

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