Queen’s Counsel

Queen's

Counsel

October 24, 2016

Eleven New Brunswick lawyers were appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, on Monday, October 24, 2016, at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton.

  • Christa Bourque, Q.C., of Moncton
  • Krista Lynn Colford, Q.C., of Fredericton
  • The Honourable Alexandre Deschênes, Q.C., of Bathurst
  • Edward L. Derrah, Q.C., of Fredericton
  • Shannon Doran, Q.C., of Fredericton
  • Nathalie L. Godbout, Q.C., of Saint John
  • Stephen J. Hutchison, Q.C., of Saint John
  • The Honourable Dominic A. J. LeBlanc, Q.C., of Shediac
  • Luc Marcoux, Q.C., of Florenceville-Bristol
  • D. Andrew Rouse, Q.C., of Fredericton
  • John R. Williamson, Q.C., of Fredericton

The distinction of Queen’s Counsel is conferred upon experienced lawyers in recognition of their commitment to the principles of the legal profession and contributions to their communities. Eligible lawyers include those who have been members of the Law Society of New Brunswick and have been engaged in the active practice of law in the province for at least 15 years with extensive experience before the courts or have demonstrated exceptional service to the profession.

 


 

In the fall of this year, a committee consisting of the Chief Justice of New Brunswick, J. Ernest Drapeau, the Attorney General of New Brunswick and the President of the Law Society of New Brunswick, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments.

The distinction of Queen’s Counsel is conferred upon experienced lawyers in recognition of their commitment to the principles of the legal profession and contributions to their communities. The criteria for these appointments are:

A regular member of the Law Society of New Brunswick who:

a) has been engaged in the active practice of law in the Province of New Brunswick for at least fifteen years, with extensive experience before the courts;

b) in the opinion of the Committee, merits the appointment by reason of exceptional service to the legal profession.

It should be noted that past practice indicates that Queen’s Counsel appointments typically have more than seventeen years at the Bar.

The Law Society encourages members to forward a letter and a resume in order to be considered as a candidate for a Queen’s Counsel appointment. Persons may either apply personally or may nominate a member of the Law Society. All applicants will be treated equally by the Committee whether they are nominated, or whether they apply personally.

In your letter, you may wish to identify two individuals, either within or outside the Law Society who might provide additional information to assist the Committee in considering this matter. If letters of reference are provided, they may be identified for this purpose.

Your application or nomination should be received by Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau no later than Friday, June 24, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

It may be sent via email to tross@judicom.ca or sent/delivered to:


Mailing Address

Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments
c/o The Hon. Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau
Court of Appeal of New Brunswick
Justice Building
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB   E3B 5H1 

Physical Address

Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments
c/o The Hon. Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau
Court of Appeal of New Brunswick
Justice Building
427 Queen Street, Room 311
Fredericton, NB   E3B 1B7


The Committee will consider applications or nominations from previous years. Therefore, it is not necessary to resubmit your applications or nominations.