Judges Currently Sitting in the Court

Judges live and work throughout the Province, generally presiding in courthouses in the areas or regions in which they live. However, the Provincial Court is a circuit court which means its Judges also travel to-and-from their home location to other courthouses in other communities to hear cases.

Retired judges may preside part time, as required, until they reach the age of 75. The number of retired part time judges varies from time to time.

Provincial Court judges may be contacted through the courthouse in the "Location" column below. Contact information for the Province's courthouses can be found at  COURTHOUSE LOCATIONS/MAPS >>

For more information about the Judges of the Provincial Court, including the appointment process and how to address them in court, CLICK HERE >>

In the list below, the court in which the Judge sits most of the time
is shown first (Provincial/Family or Family/Provincal).





Chief Judge of Provincial & Family Courts: Pamela S. Williams Provincial/Family Dartmouth
Associate Chief Judge of Provincial Court: Alan T. Tufts Provincial/Family Kentville
Associate Chief Judge of the Family Court:
S. Raymond Morse
Family/Provincial Amherst/Truro
Judge Del W. Atwood Provincial/Family Pictou
Judge Barbara Beach Provincial Halifax
Judge Alain B├ęgin Provincial Sydney
Judge Flora I. Buchan Provincial/Family Dartmouth
Judge Elizabeth A. Buckle Provincial/Family Amherst
Judge James H. Burrill Provincial/Family Bridgewater
Judge Marc C. Chisholm Provincial/Family Halifax
Judge Michelle Christenson Family/Provincial Yarmouth
Judge John D. Comeau (part-time) Family/Provincial Yarmouth
Judge Patrick H. Curran (part-time) Provincial Halifax
Judge Timothy Daley Family/Provincial Pictou
Judge Anne S. Derrick Provincial/Family Halifax
Judge Jean M. Dewolfe Family/Provincial Truro
Judge William Digby Provincial/Family Halifax
Judge William Dyer Family/Provincial Bridgewater
Judge Laurel J. Halfpenny-MacQuarrie Provincial/Family Port Hawkesbury
Judge Frank P. Hoskins Provincial/Family Dartmouth
Judge Timothy D. Landry Provincial/Family Digby/Yarmouth
Judge Gregory E. Lenehan Provincial/Family Halifax
Judge E. Ann Marie MacInnes Provincial/Family Sydney
Judge Richard J. MacKinnon Provincial/Family Antigonish
Judge Daniel A. MacRury Provincial/Family Halifax
Judge Marci Lin Melvin Family/Provincial Kentville
Judge Alanna Murphy Provincial Dartmouth
Judge Robert M. Prince Provincial Yarmouth
Judge A. Peter Ross Provincial Sydney
Judge David J. Ryan (part-time) Provincial Sydney
Judge Paul B. Scovil Provincial/Family Bridgewater
Judge Michael B. Sherar Provincial Halifax
Judge Corrine Sparks Family/Provincial Dartmouth
Judge Theodore K. Tax Provincial/Family Dartmouth
Judge Jean M. Whalen Provincial/Family Sydney
Judge Brian D. Williston Provincial Sydney
Judge Jim Wilson (part-time) Family/Provincial Pictou
Judge Warren Zimmer Provincial/Family Truro