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KUDOS! Four law school alumni in the newest QCs announced for Newfoundland and Labrador

Posted by Jane Doucet on January 29, 2018 in News

The Schulich School of Law extends its sincere congratulations to the following alumni, who are among the newest QCs announced for Newfoundland and Labrador

Paul Burgess (’88)

R. Paul Burgess is from St. John’s, attended Memorial University of Newfoundland, and graduated from Dalhousie Law School with a Bachelor of Laws in 1988. He was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1989. He is with Burgess Law and his practice is general in nature, with a focus on civil litigation and corporate commercial law. Burgess is currently the president of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador; a past president of the Canadian Bar Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Branch; a past member of the Canadian Bar Association National board of directors; and a lecturer at the Law Society’s Bar Admission Course. He has held various other positions with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association and has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Glen Noel (’90)

Glen L.C. Noel is a partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer practicing in the areas of insurance litigation, construction and commercial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Originally from St. Anthony, he received his BA from Memorial University in 1987 and his LLB from Dalhousie University in 1990. He was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1991 and has practiced with Cox & Palmer and its predecessor firms since 1990, when he articled under Edward Roberts, QC. Noel has built an extensive practice since this time and is recognized as a leading practitioner in insurance law, commercial insurance litigation, and personal injury law. He serves as chair of the Law Society Discipline Committee and a member of the Judicial Council of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Noel served as a Bencher with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador from 2001–2010 and was appointed president of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011. He is a past presenter for the Law Society’s Bar Admission Course and has presented several continuing legal education seminars for the Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association.

Jacqueline Pelletier (’95)

Born in St. John’s, Jacqueline Pelletier graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Vocational Education degree in 1990 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 1995. After articling with the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission, she was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1996. From 1996 to 2001, she worked in private practice with a focus on family, criminal, and regulatory law. In 2001, she left private practice to join the Department of Justice, working in the area of family law litigation, including child protection, adult protection, and matters involving child abduction under the Hague Convention. Pelletier has appeared before all levels of court in the province. In 2013, she became manager of the Family Litigation Unit. Her volunteer efforts have included serving as board member and chair of her parish council and sitting on the St. Bonaventure’s College board of governors.

Judy White ('97)

Judy White is a Mi’kmaq grandmother and member of the Flat Bay Band who currently lives in Conne River, N.L. White completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie Law School with particular emphasis upon Aboriginal Law. She also completed the Intensive Program of Lands, Resources and First Nations Government at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has recently completed the Leading Peoples and Investing in Sustaining Communities, an Indigenous certificate program at Harvard Business School as well as the Chartered Directors Program at McMaster University. White has served as the CEO of the Assembly of First Nations and a partner with the law firm of McDonald White located at Conne River, specializing in Aboriginal law. She has served as the Self Government Advisor for Miawpukek First Nation. White has served as a Policy and Planning Specialist for Women’s Policy Office on Aboriginal Women’s Issues. She has vast board and governance experience and has served on many agencies and in various capacities, including the National Centre for First Nations Governance, the First Nations Statistical Institute, and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. She is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister with the Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Secretariat with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.