Pierre Muise appointed judge of the N.S. Supreme Court
Yarmouth County native Pierre L. Muise, a judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Digby), has been appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth, to replace Justice D.P.S. Farrar, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal on Feb. 10.
Muise received a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Dalhousie University in 1995. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1996.
He was appointed to the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia last year. Prior to his appointment, he was a Crown Attorney with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (2001-2009). He was also an associate with Pink Macdonald Harding ( 19982001), a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission ( 1997-1998), and an associate with Patterson Palmer Hunt Murphy in Truro ( 1996-1997). His main area of practice was criminal law.
Justice Muise was secretary and director of the Yarmouth County Barristers’ Society (1999-2008), as well as president in 2008-2009. He was a member of the Diversity and Equity Committee of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service and of the Restorative Justice Regional Committee (2003-2009) as well as a French-language training coordinator and liaison with the Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (2005-2009).
The appointment was announced on Friday, Aug. 6, by Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Muise’s appointment was one of two announced to the N.S. Supreme Court. Patrick J. Murray was appointed to the court in Sydney.