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KUDOS! Law school alumna Ann Marie Simmons (LLB '83) appointed new Provincial and Family Court judge
Nova Scotia’s Provincial Court has achieved gender balance with the appointment of a veteran prosecutor to the bench. Our law school's alumna Ann Marie Simmons (LLB '83), Chief Federal Prosecutor in Halifax, was appointed a new Provincial and Family Court judge on Nov. 10.
Simmons joined the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in 2005 after almost a decade with Nova Scotia’s Prosecution Service. Over her federal career, she led many complex criminal prosecutions, including money laundering and historic sexual assault, and she was a member of the Organized Crime and Proceeds of Crime Team.
Simmons fills the vacancy left when Judge William Digby retired to part-time status in October. Her appointment achieves gender parity on the Provincial and Family Courts and brings the provincial bench to a full complement of 35 judges.
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