Linda Hupman is originally from Nova Scotia’s South Shore but has called Truro, NS home since 1996. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University and later in her life went on to the University of New Brunswick for her law degree. Linda articled with Burchell MacDougall before joining the firm as an associate in 1997.
Linda’s practice includes variety. Her main focus for most of her career has been as a research lawyer, doing in-depth, high-level legal research for clients and other lawyers at Burchell MacDougall. “I find the answers to the really tough questions,” she explains. She also does some civil litigation and wills and estates.
Linda is also a Federal Crown Agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and in that capacity prosecutes cases under federal jurisdiction, primarily the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This includes attending routine court appearances and conducting preliminary inquiries, trials and sentencing hearings.
Linda has experience appearing before all levels of courts in Nova Scotia from Small Claims Court to the Court of Appeal.
Linda oversees the firm’s library resources, ensuring there are up to date materials on hand for the firm’s lawyers. As a member of the firm’s Articling Committee she is involved in the process of interviewing and hiring article clerks and for the past number of years has also acted as the supervising lawyer for the firm’s article clerks.
Linda has volunteered with a number of community organizations over the years including the Zonta Club of Truro Area, Truro Boys & Girls Club, the Citizens Advisory Committee for Nova Institution and the Canadian Mental Health Association – Colchester-East Hants Branch to name a few. Currently she is active on the organizing committee for the CMHA-CEHB’s annual Women & Wellness event and the Cobequid Dog Club.
In her leisure time Linda enjoys reading but much prefers outdoor activities like paddling around in her little kayak and other outdoor activities with her two standard poodles, Yogi and Bridgit, including walks at Truro’s Victoria Park, hiking the many trails in and around Colchester County, visiting her favourite beaches on the south shore of Nova Scotia and in the winter, snowshoeing. She and the dogs also like to participate in competitive dog obedience sports, travelling around the region for trials and competitions.