The MusicNL Board of Directors would like to extend sincere congratulations to fellow Board Member, Shelley Senior, for being appointed Queen’s Counsel. Ms. Senior is in her second term with the MusicNL Board and currently serves as Secretary to the Board.
The honorary title of Queen’s Counsel recognizes senior lawyers for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. These lawyers have served a minimum of 10 years as a member of the bar in Newfoundland and Labrador, have gained the respect of the legal community and are in good standing with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ms. Senior attended Law School at University of New Brunswick in 1989 with a Beaverbrook Scholarship. She worked in private practice on the west coast for 15 years, before joining the Legal Aid Commission in 2008. From 2008 to 2014, she was the team leader in Legal Aid’s new Family Child Office in Corner Brook, where she worked with a paralegal and a social worker helping clients who were involved with Child Youth and Family Services. In October 2014, she moved to the main Legal Aid office in St. John’s, where she has been practicing as a staff solicitor, mostly criminal law. Ms. Senior is also involved in the community through her participation in the arts through amateur theatre, as a member of the Board of Directors for Theatre NL and with the Board of MusicNL. She has also been involved with the Committee on Family Violence, the NL Environment Network and the Canadian Environment Network. Professionally, she has served as Secretary of the Public Accountant’s Licensing Board for 16 years, as a member of the Employment Preparation Board for 18 years, and as a board member of the NL Legal Aid Commission for five years.
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