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The Honourable J. Edward Scanlan


On October 2, 2013, the Honourable Mr. Justice J. Edward Scanlan, a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Truro), is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia, to replace Madam Justice M.J. Hamilton, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 11, 2012. Mr. Justice J. Edward Scanlan was appointed judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on June 19, 2015.

Mr. Justice Scanlan was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 1993. Prior to his appointment, he practised law with the firm Scanlan Graham Scanlan in Pictou.

Mr. Justice Scanlan received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University in 1977, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in 1980. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1980 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992.

Mr. Justice Scanlan is a former chair of the Regional Assessment Appeal Court for Pictou County and a Nova Scotia Small Claims Court adjudicator. He was also a chair of the Pictou Waterfront Development Corporation.

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