Queen's Counsel Appointments AnnouncedDecember 17, 2015Two distinguished Prince Edward Island lawyers have earned the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation for 2015. “I am pleased to announce that Krista MacKay of Summerside and Patsy MacLean of Cornwall have been selected as the 2015 appointments to Queen’s Counsel,” said Premier and Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General Wade MacLauchlan. “This honor represents the top recognition of one’s reputation and accomplishments in the field of law, and we are fortunate to have them working and living in our Island community.”
Lawyers who receive the Queen’s Counsel designation are selected by a committee of their peers for their outstanding career achievements and their contributions to the community. Presented annually, the designation goes back to 16th century England, when one or two senior barristers of the High Court were entrusted with providing the Crown with legal counsel.
This year’s recipients will be formally recognized during a ceremony at Government House in January by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor H. Frank Lewis.
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