Attorney General

2008 Queen's counsel appointments named (08/10/29)

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Oct. 29, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Eleven New Brunswick lawyers have been appointed Queen's counsel by Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson, Attorney General and Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister T.J. Burke announced today.

The lawyers are:

"I am pleased to recognize this year's recipients of the Queen's counsel for their notable contribution to the practice of law," Burke said.

J. Ernest Drapeau, New Brunswick chief justice, chairs the committee that makes the recommendations to the lieutenant-governor.

Eligible lawyers include those who are members of the Law Society of New Brunswick and have been engaged in the practice of law in the province for at least 15 years with widespread experience before the courts or exceptional service to the profession. No more than one per cent of the bar may be appointed Queen's counsel in any one year.

The distinction of Queen's counsel is bestowed upon experienced lawyers in recognition of their commitment to the principles of the legal profession and contributions to their communities.

The official ceremony acknowledging the new members of the Queen's counsel will take place on Nov 22.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mansoureh Nasserchian, communications co-ordinator, Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs, 506-444-3269.

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