The Honourable David Duncan Smith

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The Honourable David Duncan Smith was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick in April 1998 after serving as a judge of the Family Division since May 1993.  A graduate of Acadia University with a B.Comm. and the University of New Brunswick with an LL.B., he was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1971 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985. 


Mr.Smith has been a member of the Order of Regents of the Université de Moncton since December 1999 and received an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Acadia University in 2015.  He is a former member of the New Brunswick Parole Board and has held leadership positions in the New Brunswick branch of the Canadian Bar Association, the Moncton Y.M.C.A., the Moncton Airport Board, the Rotary Club, Resurgo Inc. and United Way.  He conducted many settlement conferences from 1999 until retirement in March 2019 and enjoys facilitating mediations.

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