Council Member nominated by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Frank E. DeMont, Q.C. was nominated to the Federation Council by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in September 2021.
Frank was a member of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Council (NSBS) from 2015 to June 2019, and served as President in 2018-2019. He has chaired a number of the Society’s committees, and continues to chair the NSBS Code of Professional Conduct Committee (since 2016) and the Professional Responsibilities Policy and Procedures Committee (since 2018).
Frank has been a leader in the Multi-disciplinary Practices initiative and Trust Account reforms in Nova Scotia. Since 2012 his work has been increasingly as an Arbitrator and Mediator but he continues to represent a small group of Corporate and Municipal enterprises. Prior to 2012 Frank’s work was centered around Corporate and Commercial law.
For the first 15 years of his practice, Frank worked mostly in Criminal law including a period as a staff lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid. During that time Frank made five appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada, most notably for the R. v. Borden case relating to DNA and search and seizure, and the Curragh Resources case, in which Frank was seconded to act for one of the managers of the Westray Mine in matters arising from the May 1992 mine disaster.
Frank is particularly proud of his small role in obtaining the posthumous pardon of Viola Desmond.
Frank DeMont, Q.C., Q. Med.
Resolve Arbitration and Mediation Services
P.O. Box 412
New Glasgow, NS