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Robing ceremony for N.S. judge set for May 12

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 2:39 PM | By John Chunn


Rickola Brinton, one of four judges appointed in March to the provincial and family courts of Nova Scotia, will have her robing ceremony on May 12 in Halifax.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. ADT in courtroom No. 2 at the provincial court on 5250 Spring Garden Rd. in Halifax.

Judge Brinton worked as a lawyer for more than 15 years. She was a managing lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid’s Youth Office in Halifax at the time of her appointment on March 31.

Before she became a judge, she was active in her local church, including taking mission-related trips to Plymouth, England, Botswana, Sweden, Ukraine, South Africa, and Zambia.

Judge Brinton also served as a board member of the Coverdale Centre for Women and the Open Door Centre, and is the co-founder of Demetreous Lane Girls, a support group for at-risk girls in Dartmouth.