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Trinda L. Ernst, Q.C.: Kentville Lawyer Working in Elder Law & Estate Planning

Trinda L. Ernst, Q.C.

Trinda L. Ernst, Q.C.

Kentville Office

Telephone: 902-678-3257

Fax: 902-678-7727


Paralegal: Mary Davidson

Trinda is a senior lawyer with Waterbury Newton and has been with our firm since 1985. Trinda is an accomplished lawyer and community volunteer with a passion for providing excellent legal services to her clients. She is available for presentations on a variety of topics.

Trinda has been a practising member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 1984.

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • Property Law
  • Corporate and Business Law

Community Activities & Interests

  • Charter Member and Club President (2014-2016) of Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise
  • Member and Past International President (2004-2006) of Harmony, Incorporated
  • Member and Assistant Director of Valley Voices (a cappella chorus)
  • Member of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada
  • Member and Past President of Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member and President (2004-2007) of Valley Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Former Board Member of Wolfville L’Arche Homefires Society


  • Dalhousie University, LL.B (1983)
  • Dalhousie University, B.A. (with Distinction) (1980)

Achievements & Affiliations

  • Gold Award, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Gold Merit Award, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada
  • Practising Member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (Since 1984)
  • National President of The Canadian Bar Association (2011-2012)
  • Member of The Canadian Bar Association (Since 1980)
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (2000)
  • Certified User, Land Registration System
  • CBA- Nova Scotia Branch Distinguished Service Award
  • Annapolis Valley Affiliated Boards of Trade Executive Director’s Award
  • Kings County Business Award – Outstanding Business Person 1998
  • Served as a Member of Several Canadian Bar Association and Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Committees, including Law Day Committee, National Elder Law Section, National Women Lawyers Forum, Gender Equality Committee, Past Nova Scotia Branch President and National Director
  • Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service 2017

Presentations & Publications

  • “When is a Joint Asset an Estate Asset” — N.S.B.S. Bar Refresher Course
  • “Where There’s a Will” — Firm Brochure
  • Organizer of Two CBA-Nova Scotia Branch Conferences for Legal Assistants (Real Property and Family Law and Wills and Probate Practice)
  • Co-Organizer of CBA –Nova Scotia Branch “The Well Planned Estate” Seminar
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