"Supernumerary" Judges

A supernumerary Judge is essentially a part-time Judge. For more information on eligibility and the responsibilities of a supernumerary Judge, please refer to the federal JUDGES ACT >>

Make-up of the Court

In addition to the Family Division, the Supreme Court also has a "general" or "trial" division. However, the terms "general" and "trial" are rarely used anymore. The two divisions are known as the "Supreme Court" and the "Supreme Court Family Division".

The Chief Justice administers both divisions, assisted by two Associate Chief Justices  - one for each division. There is also a variable number of full-time and "supernumerary" Justices on the Court.

Upon appointment, the Justices of the Supreme Court are also ex officio members of the Court of Appeal and can be called upon to act as appellate judges when necessary.

Justices of the Supreme Court Family Division

For a list of Justices of the Court's Trial Division, CLICK HERE >>
  Associate Chief Justice Lawrence I. O'Neil - Halifax

Justice Lloyd I. Berliner
Justice C. Lou Ann Chiasson - Halifax
Justice Michelle K. Christenson - Yarmouth/Digby

Justice Cindy G. Cormier - Halifax

Justice Leslie J. Dellapinna - Halifax ***
Justice Jean M. Dewolfe - Kentville

Justice Theresa M. Forgeron - Halifax
Justice Robert M. Gregan - Sydney
Justice Kenneth Haley - Sydney
Justice R. Lester Jesudason - Halifax

Justice Elizabeth Jollimore - Halifax
Justice Moira C. Legere Sers - Halifax/Port Hawkesbury ***
Justice Pamela J. MacKeigan - Halifax
Justice Lee Anne MacLeod-Archer - Sydney

Justice Pamela Marche - Sydney
Justice Samuel Moreau - Halifax

Justice Paul Morris - Halifax

Justice Cindy Murray - Halifax
Justice R. James Williams - Halifax ***

*** indicates Supernumerary status


Justices of the Supreme Court, other than those who regularly preside in the Family Division, also preside over family law matters. They deal with divorce and the division of mantrimonial property in the areas of the Province outside the Halifax Regional Municipality outside of Cape Breton.

To learn more about the differences between
the Family Court and the Supreme Court Family Division

For more information about the Justices of the Supreme Court Family Divsion,
including the appointment process and how to address them in Court