How is the Law Foundation administered?

The Law Foundation is administered by a Board that is responsible for making all decisions concerning grants. The Board has up to nine volunteer members.

The Board is supported by an Executive Director and an Executive Assistant.

Who appoints the Board?

The Governor in Council (effectively the provincial Cabinet) appoints five members, and the Council of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society appoints four members. The Chair is appointed by the Governor in Council upon the joint recommendation of the Attorney General and the Council of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

How long do members serve on the Board?

Members of the Board are appointed for two years, and their terms continue until a successor is appointed.

Who are the current members of the Board?

The current members of the Board of the Law Foundation are:

  • ChairRobert G. MacKeigan, Q.C.

The Chair is appointed from the members of the Board by the Governor in Council upon the joint recommendation of the Attorney General and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

Appointed by the Governor in Council:

  • Paulette Anderson
  • Meg Green
  • Kent Noseworthy
  • Tokunbo Omisade
  • M. Estelle Theriault, Q.C.

Appointed by the Council of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society:

  • Robert G. MacKeigan, Q.C.
  • Margaret M. MacKenzie
  • Douglas G. Ruck, Q.C.
  • Dwight Rudderham, Q.C.