The 16th Annual Pride Reception

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:30
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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (Acadia Ballroom), 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax

You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the 16th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society!

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 – 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (Acadia Ballroom)
1919 Upper Water St., Halifax

Judge Amy Sakalauskas


Speaker: Judge Amy Sakalauskas

Judge Sakalauskas, originally from North Sydney, now lives in Dartmouth. Prior to her March 2017 appointment to the Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Courts, she was a lawyer with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, practising most recently in child protection. In her 13 years as a lawyer, she also served in private practice in the Annapolis Valley and Bedford. Judge Sakalauskas is past president of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia Branch, a former member of the boards of directors of Halifax and Region Family Resource Centre and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kings and Annapolis counties. She has also worked locally and nationally on issues of importance to the 2SLGBTQ+ community.


RSVP by Thursday, July 12 to Emma Pink at

NOTE: Two more Pride Week initiatives with NSBS!

  • On Saturday, July 21, join the Society and CBA-NS at the annual Halifax Pride Parade. We're teaming up for the third year in a row to walk in the parade as a profession. Lawyers, family and friends are asked to register in advance and meet at 11:30 am at the Halifax Dockyard. For details, see the CBA-NS website
  • Also on Thursday, July 26, the Society will host a half-day workshop, Inclusive Policy Development, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the NSBS offices. The Youth Project will present a session on incorporating sexual orientation and gender inclusion into workplace policies. Come learn about language, creating inclusive environments, and how to ensure policies protect people's rights around gender identity and sexual orientation. If you would like to attend, contact Emma Pink at

Further reading: See Legally Proud, an article on our In the Public Interest blog.