Pierre Muise ap­pointed judge of the N.S. Supreme Court

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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.

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