Province announces lawyers appointed to Queen's Counsel

Government says fourteen of the province's top lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) designation. 

The Q.C. appointments were announced today (Wednesday) by Mark Furey, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. 

Furey says the designation is reserved for lawyers who have represented their profession with the highest integrity and who have contributed greatly to their communities.  

Locally, Aleta C. Cromwell of Truro is set to receive the honour. 

An official ceremony will be held at the Lieutenant Governor's House in May.

The fourteen appointees as per the news release are as follows: 

The appointees are:
-- Victor J. Goldberg, Halifax
-- Marcia Brennan, Halifax
-- Ingrid Brodie, Kentville
-- Lena Metlege Diab, Halifax
-- Allen Murray, Antigonish
-- Alonzo C. Wright, Halifax
-- Denise Mentis-Smith, Bedford
-- Cheryl A. Canning, Halifax
-- James Rossiter, Halifax
-- Aleta C. Cromwell, Truro
-- Gail L. Gatchalian, Halifax 
-- Andrew Fraser, Halifax
-- Kevin Donald Gibson, Halifax
-- Jill S. Perry, Sydney