Welcoming New Council Members

The NSBS is delighted to share that four new Council members were appointed at our January Council meeting.

At Large Members:

  • Patricia Jones
  • Glenn Hubbard

Southwest District Members:

  • Sara Nicole MacIsaac
  • Colin Fraser

Please join us in congratulating these new members. We greatly look forward to working with them.

Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones graduated from the University of Alberta, then joined Legal Aid as an articled clerk in 2006. She began her practice with the Dartmouth Criminal Legal Aid office the following year, transferring to the HRM Duty Counsel Office in 2015. She became the manager of that office in the fall of 2022.   

Patricia is active on several committees relevant to her practice of criminal law. She volunteers her time as second year moot judge for the Schulich School of Law and for the Schulich School of Law Gale Cup. She also supervises students as part of the HRCE coop each year and has mentored articled clerks.

Patricia’s volunteer roles include being the Co-Director of the Youth Running Series, and the former Run Organizer for the Dartmouth Terry Fox Run. She is an active volunteer within the running community and has been present to cheer on runners as a volunteer at each finish line of the 17-leg, 30-hour Cabot Trail relay for the last 10 years.

Glenn Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard is a Senior Crown Attorney with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS), practising in Halifax. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in 1998 with a B.A. in History (Distinction) before continuing his education at the U of S Law School, where he graduated in 2001. 

Beginning his career in Vancouver, Glenn was called to the Bar in 2002. Initially working as a criminal defence lawyer, Glenn moved to Nova Scotia in 2008 to work for the PPS. Although now primarily involved in appellate work, he has argued criminal cases before all levels of Court, including, on three occasions, at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Glenn is involved in youth sports programs in Nova Scotia including coaching minor basketball as well as assisting in the development of junior elite provincial, national, and international tennis players.

Sara Nicole MacIsaac

Nicole MacIsaac leads Valley Family Law, a full-service family law firm in the Annapolis Valley. In addition to notable experience handling intimate partner violence and power imbalances in relationships, Nicole has the capacity to see her clients through negotiations and litigation in emotionally trying times with compassion and a practical approach to resolving their legal issues.

As a certified mediator and collaborative family lawyer, Nicole encourages her clients to engage in alternative dispute resolution whenever possible. Nevertheless, Nicole regularly appears in the Supreme Court Family Division and relies upon her experience whenever litigation is necessary.

Nicole obtained her B.Sc. Psychology at Dalhousie University, and her LL.B. at University of New Brunswick (2011). She is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada, the Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Nova Scotia, and the Collaborative Professionals of Canada.

Colin J. M. Fraser

Colin Fraser practices at Hood Fraser d’Entremont in Yarmouth. Colin was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2008 and represents many clients throughout Western Nova Scotia. He has a general practice in civil litigation, criminal law, family law, real estate, and wills & estates.

Colin was elected Member of Parliament for West Nova in 2015 and represented the area until deciding to return to the practice of law in 2019. He is currently President of the Yarmouth County Barristers’ Society and serves on the Board of Juniper House and the Yarmouth Refugee Support Group.

Colin has appeared at all levels of courts in Nova Scotia, with a record of achieving favorable results for his clients. He speaks English and French.