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KUDOS! Law school alumna Ann Marie Simmons (LLB '83) appointed new Provincial and Family Court judge

Posted by Jane Doucet on November 17, 2017 in News

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.