John Keith Appointed to Queen’s Counsel

December 12, 2014

Cox & Palmer congratulates their partner, John A. Keith, on his recent appointment as Queen’s Counsel. The Queen’s Counsel designation is awarded each year to a select group of lawyers for their outstanding service, dedication and commitment to the legal profession in Nova Scotia. Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab announced this year’s appointments today, Dec. 12.

This appointment acknowledges John’s professional integrity, work ethic and high standards for client service.

John has been recognized by the legal community for his work in the litigation field and has acted as lead counsel in many significant and well known cases in Nova Scotia over the past 15 years. In his capacity as Chair of Cox & Palmer’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group in Halifax, John has instituted a program of moot court advocacy training for junior associates and articled clerks, coordinated mandatory CPD training for Cox & Palmer lawyers, as well as for a number of in-house counsel for various clients.

An independent advisory committee makes Queen’s Counsel recommendations to cabinet. In addition to merit and legal contributions, recipients must have been a member of the bar of Nova Scotia for at least 15 years and have shown professional integrity and good character.

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