Nov. 20, 2003
MIRAMICHI (CNB) - Justice Stephen J. McNally of Moncton was sworn in today as a judge in the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench - Trial Division. He replaces Justice Paul S. Creaghan, who has chosen to become a supernumerary judge.
"Mr. Justice McNally's skills and experience, and his commitment to the principles of law and justice, put him in an ideal position to make a positive and lasting contribution to the administration of justice in the province," Justice Minister Brad Green said.
McNally received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science from Acadia University in 1980 and spent a year in the political science post-graduate studies program at McGill University. He received his law degree from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 1984, and was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1985.
Since 1998, he has been a partner in the Moncton law firm Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales where he practiced civil litigation, mainly in the fields of personal injury law, insurance law, medical malpractice, commercial litigation and employment law. From 1984 to 1998, he practised law with the Moncton firm Drapeau, Robichaud & McNally and its predecessor, Drapeau, Robichaud & Associates.
During his career, McNally was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and of the Moncton Area Lawyers Association and Association des Juristes de l'Expression de la langue Francaise.
Active in his community, McNally served as a director of the Moncton Industrial Development Board since 1998. He is a past member of the board of directors of the John Howard Society and a former director and secretary of the Moncton Minor Football Association.
He has authored and presented various papers to the insurance industry and the New Brunswick Health Care Association. McNally and his wife Suzanne have four children.
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