Message from the Chair Regarding the Executive Director

I am pleased to share with you that our Executive Director, Karen Hudson, QC, has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Justice effective August 8, 2016. This was made public today:

Karen has been a tireless leader of the organization who inspired all who have worked with her and helped to revitalize NS Legal Aid and put into action our values of responsiveness, excellence and accountability. Karen’s efforts have helped position and enhance our modern legal aid program for sustainability.

I have every confidence in our Executive team (Megan, Barry, Jen and Shawn) to lead the organization in the interim until a new ED is chosen and also confidence in our Managing Lawyers to continue to manage our offices and deliver the critical services that Nova Scotians and the justice system have come to rely on.

On a personal note, I have worked closely with Karen and consider her a great colleague and friend. I know I speak for the entire Legal Aid family in saying that we will miss her but also wish her well in this new and challenging endeavour.

Don Harding, QC
Chair NSLA