Congratulations to the 14 King’s Counsel Appointees

Justice Minister and Attorney General Brad Johns announced the appointment of 14 lawyers in Nova Scotia to the King’s Counsel. The criteria to receive this designation includes having been a member of the Nova Scotia bar for a minimum of 15 years and demonstrating professional integrity and good character. An independent advisory committee makes recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General to determine who will receive the appointment each year.

Congratulations to the following 14 lawyers who received the King’s Counsel designation:

The appointees are:

  • Karen Kinley, Halifax
  • Patrick C. Lamey, Port Hawkesbury
  • Stephen McGrath, Halifax
  • J. Philip Leefe, Bridgewater
  • Deanne MacLeod, Halifax
  • Janice Maloney, Millbrook
  • Eric Ralph (Rick) Woodburn, Halifax
  • Robert J. Currie, Halifax
  • Wilfred Dean Smith, Halifax
  • Sarah Campbell, Halifax
  • Helen Jane Anderson, Halifax
  • Jason Cooke, Halifax
  • Timothy A. McLaughlin, Halifax
  • Angela Anne Walker, Halifax

A formal ceremony to honour the King’s Counsel appointees will be held this spring, according to the Province of Nova Scotia.

“On behalf of the Society, I extend congratulations to the newly appointed King’s Counsels. The integrity and character you have demonstrated in your career and your contributions to the legal profession have made you all very well deserving of this recognition. Thank you for your continued service to our profession.”

— NSBS Chief Executive Officer, Cheryl Hodder KC