Elizabeth Van den Eynden, QC
Justice Van den Eynden was a managing partner with the MacIntosh, MacDonnell & MacDonald law firm in New Glasgow. She has been a lawyer for 25 years, specializing in employment law.
She earned her BA from St. Francis Xavier University in 1984, her law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1987, and was callled to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1988. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008.
She has frequently appeared before all levels of Nova Scotia Courts as well as before a number of administrative tribunals, including the Nova Scotia Labour Board, the Workers' Compensation Board, and the Human Rights Commission.
Her main practice areas were labour law, employment law, civil litigation, and child protection.
Justice Van den Eynden will be presiding in Truro. She replaces the Honourable Justice Edward (Ted) Scanlan who has just been appointed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and will be moving to Halifax.
Joshua M. Arnold, QC
Justice Arnold was a partner at the Halifax law firm of Arnold McKiggan Hutchison. He has 23 years worth of experience in criminal law as a defence attorney. Early in his career, he also worked as a Crown Attorney with the Public Prosecution Service of Nova Scotia.
He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1990 after earning his BA at Acadia University and his law degree at the Dalhousie University Law School. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2009.
His main area of practice was criminal law. Over the years, he has defended against criminal charges ranging from murder and manslaughter to narcotics, robbery and sexual assault to theft, fraud, and dangerous driving.
Justice Arnold replaces Justice Robert Wright at the Halifax Law Courts. Justice Wright recently chose to become a supernumerary Judge.
James Chipman, QC
Justice Chipman was a partner at the Halifax law firm of Stewart McKelvey. He has practiced law for more than 20 years, working on a wide variety of legal issues including insurance and medical malpractice claims and representing clients in arbitration, mediation and before disciplinary bodies. He has also appeared before all levels of the Nova Scotia Courts.
Justice Chipman was appointed to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1992 after earning his law degree at the Dalhousie University Law School and his BA from Acadia University. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008.
He will replace Justice Heather Robertson at the Halifax Law Courts. Justice Robertson chose to become a supernumary Judge earlier this year.
Justice Gogan comes to the Bench from The Breton Law Group in Sydney. She has been a lawyer for 18 years, practicing mainly in the areas of family law, insurance, and personal injury. She is an experienced litigator and mediator working on Family Law, Litigation, Wills And Estate Planning, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
She has appeared before various levels of Court and a variety of Administrative Tribunals over the years.
Justice Gogan was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1995. She graduated with Honours from St. Francis Xavier University in 1991 and earned her law degree at the Dalhousie University Law School in 1994.
She will be replacing Justice Cindy Bourgeois at the courthouse in Sydney. Justice Bourgeois has moved to the Halifax Law Courts where she replaced Justice Arthur LeBlanc. He also recently chose to become a supernumerary Judge.
|Swearing-in ceremonies for these four new Judges of the Supreme Court
will be held in the near future.
Details of the ceremonies will be posted on this website as soon as they become available.