Ellen Burke

Ellen R. Burke

Legal Assistant:  Janet Hislop

Ellen is a member of our Litigation group, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation and family court matters. She was appointed to the Bar Council, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, Central District, in 2016. Her enthusiasm and dedication extends to her community work. Ellen is currently a member of the Investment Committee of Northern Opportunities Business Limited, which is part of CBDC. She acted as a proud “Big Sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada and is a member of the Board of Directors.

  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2009
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 2008)
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Bar Council, Nova Scotia Barristers` Society, Central District (2016-
  • Member, Professional Standards (Family Law) Committee, NSBS

Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Member, Investment Committee, Northern Opportunities for Business Limited
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2010-June 2016
  • Member, Rotary Club of New Glasgow
  • Vice-President, Truro Bible Hill Millbrook Salmon River Provincial Liberal Association
  • Secretary, Cumberland Federal Liberal Riding Association
  • Past member, Truro and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, Central Nova Women`s Resource Centre 
Publications and Presentations
  • Contributor to monthly column, Pictou County Advocate
Qualifications
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2009
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 2008)
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Bar Council, Nova Scotia Barristers` Society, Central District (2016-
  • Member, Professional Standards (Family Law) Committee, NSBS 
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Member, Investment Committee, Northern Opportunities for Business Limited
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2010-June, 2016
  • Member, Rotary Club of New Glasgow
  • Vice-President, Truro Bible Hill Millbrook Salmon River Provincial Liberal Association
  • Secretary, Cumberland Federal Liberal Riding Association
  • Past member, Truro and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, Central Nova Women`s Resource Centre 
Publications and Presentations
  • Contributor to monthly column, Pictou County Advocate