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Here’s what some of our alumni have been up to since our last issue

Stay up-to-date on the accomplishments of our alumni—Queen’s Counsel announcements, government appointments, distinctions, awards, and even a trip to the Olympics. 

2021 Queen’s Counsel Appointments

Congratulations to the six UNB Law Alumni, who received the Queen’s Counsel designation in recognition of their high level of personal and professional integrity, and for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession.

New Brunswick

  • Ferne M. Ashford, QC (LLB '97)
  • David A. Bartlett, QC (LLB '83)
  • Matthew T. Hayes, QC (LLB '96)
  • Joshua J. McElman, QC (LLB '03)
  • Brenda McMullen Brown, QC (LLB '91)
  • Corry Anne Toole, QC (LLB '99)


BOB STANTON (LLB) represented team Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as the director of referees for softball. This was not Stanton’s first international assignment, nor his first trip to the Olympics. In 2006 and 2007 he served as Umpire In Chief (UIC) at the Pan American Qualifier and Pan American Games. In 2008, he was appointed Director of the International Softball Federation (ISF), representing the ISF at the Beijing Olympics. Stanton is the current Chair of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Softball Umpiring Commission.


THE HON. HUGH JOHN ALEXANDER (TED) FLEMMING, QC (LLB) was re-elected for a fourth term to the 60th Legislative Assembly for the Rothesay, New Brunswick riding (C) during the September 2020 provincial general election. He was promptly appointed as the Minister of Justice and Public Safety, and the Attorney General. Prior to his political career, Flemming practiced law for over twenty years, specializing in corporate, commercial, securities and transportation law. He was also the owner of several successful businesses, including Caldwell Transport Limited, Can-Am Charter Service, Maritime Truck and Trailer Inc., Provincial Lumber Limited, and Brunswick Timber Exports Inc.


THE HON. DOMINIC LEBLANC, PC, MP, QC (LLB) was appointed Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. LeBlanc was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Beauséjour riding (L) in the 2021 Federal election. During his political career, Minister LeBlanc has been elected to Parliament 8 times and has held over half a dozen cabinet positions, including Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Minister of Fisheries, Ocean, and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. 


KELLY LAMROCK, QC (LLB) was appointed Child, Youth and Senior Advocate by the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. In this role, Lamrock will advocate for the rights and interests of children, youth, adults under protection and seniors in general, and is responsible for ensuring that those rights and interests are protected. Lamrock was appointed for a seven-year term.


THE HON. ROBERT MOORE, MP (LLB) was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for the Fundy Royal riding (C) in the 2021 Federal election. The Gander, Newfoundland native was first elected in 2004 and has held numerous positions while in office, including Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), Chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). 


MEGHAN FELT (LLB) was named a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40” by the national publication Lexpert® Magazine. This national award celebrates lawyers from law firms, in-house legal departments, government, and academia who have made outstanding contributions in their careers. Felt is a Partner in the St. John’s office of McInnes Cooper with a practice specializing in immigration law and foreign direct investment in several industries, including energy and natural resources, technology, manufacturing, processing and sales, and government and institutions.


NICOLE LAFOSSE PARKER (JD) was named Chief of Staff and General Counsel for Nova Scotia Premier, Tim Houston. Lafosse Parker is no Stanger to the role, having previously held the position of Chief of Staff and General Counsel for the Office of the Leader of the Official opposition, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Caucus. Prior to her career in politics, Lafosse Parker worked in private practice for LaFosse MacLeod and Stewart McKelvey. In addition to her JD, she holds a bachelor of business administration from Cape Breton University.

ASHLEY SAVINOV (JD) was named a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40” by the national publication Lexpert® Magazine. This national award celebrates lawyers from law firms, in-house legal departments, government, and academia who have made outstanding contributions in their careers. Savinov is partner in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer with a practice specializing employment and labour, administrative, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial, and mergers and acquisitions.


MELINDA PONTING-MOORE (JD) has been named a finalist for RBC’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, in the Start-Up Award category. She has been recognized for her role as President & Co-Founder of Craft Coast Canning Ltd. The company supplies cans, packaging materials, graphic design, quality control, mobile canning, and laboratory services to businesses, from small craft breweries to international brands.


MICHAEL WILLIAMS (JD) was recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine on their list of 30 Under 30 Innovators. Williams was listed for his role as President & Co-founder of Fifty&Two Sports Management Inc. Fifty&Two is an Eastern Canada-based sports agency specializing in representing high school athletes and connecting them with scholarship opportunities. The agency also represents professional athletes. Williams is currently completing his articles in St. John’s, NL and working part-time towards his MBA.

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