Island lawyer named QC
A Cape Breton lawyer is among 14 from across the province to receive the honorary title of Queen’s counsel.
The designation announcement was made last week by Justice Minister Diana Whalen.
Cape Breton lawyer Pamela Marche was among those awarded the designation this year. Marche, based in Sydney, is the director of court services for the province.
The designation is awarded each year to members of the legal profession and recognizes exceptional merit and outstanding contribution to the legal community.
An independent advisory committee offers recommendations for the designation to the provincial cabinet. In addition to merit and legal contributions, recipients must have demonstrated professional integrity and good character and have served a minimum of 15 years as a member of the Nova Scotia bar.
Other appointees were Randall P.H. Balcome, Kentville; Sheree Lynn Conlon, Halifax; Peter James Craig, Halifax; Kathryn M. Dumke, Bridgewater; David Gerald Henley, Dartmouth; Megan Longley, Halifax; Loretta Marie Manning, Halifax; Bernard Miller, Halifax; Richard W.P. Murphy, Yarmouth; Jane O’Neill, Halifax; Kathryn A. Raymond, Dartmouth; Kelly J. Serbu, Dartmouth; and Candace L. Thomas, Dartmouth.
“This designation recognizes the great contributions made by some outstanding Nova Scotia lawyers and their personal and professional commitment to our province,” said Whalen, in a news release.