Blair Mitchell is a senior lawyer who has been a member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 1980. Active in civil and administrative litigation, human rights, professional discipline, privacy and Freedom of Information litigation and employment and labour law, Blair is the former Nova Scotia member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission, a former Chair of the Administrative Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and a current member of the Motor Vehicle Appeal Board. He has written and presented papers in the fields of personal injury litigation, expert evidence, environmental litigation, pre-trial disclosure, professional discipline, freedom of information, and planning. He was a member of a committee successfully comprehensively reviewing the discipline process of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. He has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals and represented litigants in a series of professional discipline tribunals in the health and allied professions. He has appeared in the courts of the four Atlantic Provinces, the Federal Court and out of the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia and the Court of Appeal in Ontario in the Supreme Court of Canada. Blair is proud to have been the recipient of ReachAbility Lawyer of the Year award and was given the James Britten Senior Leadership Award by the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia.
As a member of the Legal Consortium of Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, in April of this 2013, Blair was a guest speaker organized by the Learning Disability Association of PEI for a talk discussing the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada Moore decision. A preliminary radio interview surrounding the impact of this Decision on CBC radio is available to listen here.