New Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

The Honourable Deborah K. Smith has been appointed the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, only the second woman in the province's history to achieve that position.

The first female Chief Justice was The Honourable Constance R. Glube in 1982.

Chief Justice Smith was first appointed to the Bench in 2001 and became Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2004. She takes over from The Honourable Joseph P. Kennedy, who retired on April 30, 2019.