Official Swearing-In Ceremony

Judge Alain J. Bégin will be officially sworn in at a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Supreme Court in Truro, 1 Church Street. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Courtroom #1. Attendees are asked to arrive by 1:45 p.m.

As per the GUIDELINES TO MEDIA & PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE COURTS >> video cameras and still photography will be permitted inside the courtroom during the ceremony. Because space is somewhat restricted, camera operators may be limited to a pre-determined area of the courtroom to minimize any disruption.

Judge Alain J. Bégin


Judge Alain J. Bégin is a former naval officer and graduate of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He studied law at the University of Ottawa Law School and graduated in 1994.

He was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1995 and has been practicing in the Truro area ever since. During that time, Judge Bégin served as pro-bono counsel for inmates at the Nova Federal Institute in Truro. He joined the law firm of McLellan Richards & Bégin in 2000, where he is now a managing partner.

Volunteering has always been an important part of Judge Bégin’s life. Over the years he has been involved with a number of community and charitable organizations, including:

~ Rotary Club of Truro
~ Cobequid Arts Council
~ Truro Curling Club
~ Advisory Council for the Truro Farmers’ Market
~ Truro & District Chamber of Commerce
~ Truro chapter of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
~ Central Nova Industry Education Council
~ Colchester Action Association of Persons with Disabilities

There are now 35 full-time and six part-time Provincial and/or Family Court judges presiding across Nova Scotia. Five of those judges, including Chief Judge Williams and Judge Bégin, are fully bilingual.