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December 11, 2009
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Attorney General Announces Appointments to Queen’s Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

The Honourable Gerard Greenan, Attorney General, today announced three new appointments of Her Majesty’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Named to the Queen’s Counsel are Kathleen Loo Craig, North Bedeque; E.W. Scott Dickieson, Charlottetown; and Susan M. Robinson, Tryon.

“The designation of Queen’s Counsel has a long and distinguished tradition,” said Attorney General Greenan. “In Prince Edward Island, the Q.C. designation is presented annually to lawyers who have distinguished themselves through their careers and their contribution to the public. Candidates are considered based on characteristics including professional integrity, good character, expertise, leadership qualities and community service.”

“All of the individuals named to Queen’s Counsel today are very deserving of this honour, and I am proud to support their appointments.” said Attorney General Greenan. In accordance with the Legal Profession Act, members of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island are appointed Queen’s Counsel by Lieutenant Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Queen’s Counsel Recommendations Committee. This committee is made up of the President of the Law Society, a member in good standing appointed by the Council of the Law Society, one person appointed by the Attorney General, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island, and a Judge of the Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island.


2009 Queen’s Counsel Appointments

Kathleen Loo Craig, who grew up in Argyle Shore, operates a general practise out of her office located in North Bedeque, with an emphasis in real property, wills, estates, trusts, and estate planning. She is married to Blake Craig and has three children, James, Kristen and Sandra.

Mrs. Craig graduated with a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1984 and was admitted to the Prince Edward Island Bar on February 22, 1985. She practised as an associate lawyer with the law firm Campbell McEwen from 1985 to 1991, is a former chair on the Canada Pension Review Tribunal and is currently co-chair of the Real Property Committee for the Law Society of PEI. She has served as a Director on a variety of Boards, including the Summerside Boys and Girls Club, The Children’s Wish Foundation, East Prince Women’s Information Centre, and more recently served as Junior Sailing Director with the Summerside Yacht Club.

E.W. Scott Dickieson graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1988 and was admitted to the Bar in PEI in 1989. He articled at MacNutt and Dumont Law Firm and practised with them until 1991. He was employed by Michele Murphy and Associates Law Office as an associate lawyer from 1992-1997 and, from 1997 to the present, has had a sole practice in Charlottetown. He conducts a general law practice with an emphasis on real estate, commercial transactions, and wills and estates. He has served on the Articling and Admissions Committee of the Law Society of PEI from 1994-1999 and has been Chairman of Discipline Committee A of the Law Society from 1999-2004 and from 2007 to the present.

Mr. Dickieson has also been a sessional lecturer in Business Law at UPEI from 2001 to the present. His community involvement has included serving on the Board of Directors of the PEI Community Legal Information Association, PEI Citizen’s Advocacy, The Friends of Confederation Centre, The L.M. Montgomery Land Trust and The PEI Council of the Arts. His hobbies include playing the piano and competing in the sport of triathlon. He has successfully completed three ironman triathlons.

Susan Robinson graduated from Acadia University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She then went on to attend Queens University and received her Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1992. Ms. Robinson was admitted to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1994 following which time she practised law with Taylor, McLellan in Summerside until 1999. She then worked with the City of Summerside as its Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs for several years. In 2004, Ms. Robinson was hired as Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Director of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island where she continues to work today. Her key responsibilities include the regulation of the legal profession in the public interest, the oversight of members’ ethics and discipline, and management of the financial operations, programs and activities of the Society.

Ms. Robinson has been involved with various organizations over the years including Transition House Association, the PEI Curling Association, the Tryon Baptist Church and her local playschool/daycare. Susan previously served on the Law Society Council from 1997 until 2000 and has worked on various Law Society Committees since 1994. She is presently a member of the Prince County Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the Discipline Administrators of Canada, the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association, and is involved in various community fundraising initiatives. Ms. Robinson also sits on the Board of Directors of Eric C. Robinson Inc., a family farming operation located in Albany, PEI. Susan is married to Michael Johnston and they have two children, Nicholas and Hannah.

Media Contact: Joanne MacKinnon
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