Dal grad appointed to Supreme Court

- March 6, 2008

Duncan Beveridge

The Honourable Joseph P. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, is pleased to announce that Duncan R. Beveridge, Q.C. has been appointed to the Supreme Court.  

Justice Beveridge is a graduate of Acadia University and Dalhousie Law School. He was called to the Bar in April of 1979 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997. Most recently, he was a partner in the Halifax law firm of Beveridge, MacPherson and Buckle where his main area of practice was criminal law.

Justice Beveridge has lectured for Bar Admission Courses, Continuing Legal Education programs, provincially and nationally, and was teaching part time at Dalhousie Law School. He has also been very involved with the work of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and in numerous law-related conferences as a presenter and panel member.

He is a past president of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers' Association, former chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Section and was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers, and the Board of Governors of Acadia University.

Justice Beveridge will be sitting in Halifax. He replaces Justice Felix Cacchione who has chosen to become a supernumerary Judge. The new Justice’s appointment takes effect immediately.


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