Lynn M. Connors, Q.C.
Paralegal: Sarah Naugler
Lynn was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1986 after graduating from Dalhousie University Law School in 1985. In 1987, Lynn completed an LL.M. at the London School of Economics.
Lynn practised law in Halifax with MacInnes, Wilson, Flinn, Wickwire and later with Cooper & MacDonald. After her marriage to Randall Balcome, she relocated to the Annapolis Valley and began practice with Waterbury Newton in 1993. Lynn practises in the areas of criminal law, both as defence counsel and as per diem crown attorney, as well as family law and civil litigation.
Lynn has been a Small Claims Court Adjudicator since 2002 and a member of the Hearing Roster for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission since 2003. Primarily because of her leadership in the area of judicial access to justice for users of the Family Court in Nova Scotia, Lynn received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2011. She has been active as a CLE presenter and has served as an executive member of the Kings County Barristers’ Association for many years.
Lynn is raising two children and is an active presence in their lives. She has been a PTA member and a minor hockey and soccer volunteer. She understands firsthand the challenges of raising a family and practising law.
In addition to her two recent successive terms on council, Lynn has been the Chair of the Family Court Liaison Committee and has been active in the discussions concerning the future of the Family Court of Nova Scotia. She is currently a member of the Family Division Working Group (joint with the CBA) and a member of the Department of Justice Family Justice Pilot Project Advisory Committee.
Lynn’s areas of practice include: