"Supernumerary" Judges

A supernumerary Judge is essentially a part-time Judge. For more information on eligibility and the responsibilities of a supernumerary Judge, please refer to the federal JUDGES ACT >>

Makeup of the Court

In addition to the Family Division, the Supreme Court also has a "general" or "trial" division. However, the terms "general" and "trial" are rarely used anymore. The two divisions are known as the "Supreme Court" and the "Supreme Court (Family Division)".

The Chief Justice administers both divisions, assisted by two Associate Chief Justices  - one for each division. There is also a variable number of full-time and "supernumerary" Justices on the Court.

Upon appointment, the Justices of the Supreme Court are also ex officio members of the Court of Appeal and can be called upon to act as appellate judges when necessary.

Justices of the Supreme Court Family Division

For a list of Justices of the Court's Trial Division, CLICK HERE >>
  Associate Chief Justice Lawrence I. O'Neil - Halifax

Justice Lloyd I. Berliner
Justice C. Lou Ann Chiasson - Halifax
Justice Michelle K. Christenson - Yarmouth/Digby

Justice Cindy G. Cormier - Halifax
Justice Aleta Cromwell - Bridgewater

Justice Leslie J. Dellapinna - Halifax ***
Justice Jean M. Dewolfe - Kentville

Justice Theresa M. Forgeron - Halifax
Justice Robert M. Gregan - Amherst
Justice Kenneth Haley - Sydney ***
Justice Daniel W. Ingersoll - Halifax

Justice R. Lester Jesudason - Halifax
Justice Elizabeth Jollimore - Halifax

Justice Moira C. Legere Sers - Halifax/Port Hawkesbury ***
Justice Lorne J. MacDowell - Port Hawkesbury
Justice Pamela J. MacKeigan - Halifax
Justice Lee Anne MacLeod-Archer - Sydney

Justice Pamela Marche - Sydney
Justice Samuel Moreau - Halifax

Justice Paul Morris - Halifax

Justice Cindy Murray - Antigonish/Pictou
Justice R. James Williams - Halifax ***

*** indicates Supernumerary status


To learn more about the differences between
the Family Court and the Supreme Court (Family Division)

For more information about the Justices of the Supreme Court (Family Divsion),
including the appointment process and how to address them in Court