The Honourable Robert L. Barnes
Credit: Paul Darrow
Born in 1951 at New Westminster, British Columbia. Educated at Acadia University (BA Hons. 1974) and Dalhousie University (LLB 1977). Called to the bars of British Columbia and Nova Scotia in 1978. Appointed Queens Counsel (1995). Partner of Burchell, Hayman, Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1985-2005). Part-time lecturer at Dalhousie University Faculty of Law (1986-1995). Served as Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland (2004-2005) and President of the Canadian Red Cross Society (2001-2004). Chair of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Liability Claims Fund (1993-1998) and member of the Canadian Lawyers' Insurance Association Advisory Board (1993-1998). Recipient of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Distinguished Service Award (2005). Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on November 22, 2005. Recipient of the Dalhousie University Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service (2006). Recipient of the Order of Red Cross (2006). Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on September 21, 2006. Appointed judicial member of the Competition Tribunal on April 30, 2015. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.