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Kathryn Dumke was born in Korbach, Germany, in 1954. Following high school and obtaining her university entrance qualification, Ms. Dumke entered an apprenticeship as a farm business manager, earned her degree in 1978 and worked as a farmer in Germany and after 1985 in Canada until 1990.
Ms. Dumke earned her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1992 and has since practised on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
Prior to coming to Nova Scotia, Ms. Dumke was instrumental in creating the Demeter certification program for biodynamic produce in Ontario and was a Member of the Joint Committee for the Province of Ontario to implement certification standards for organic farmers. Ms. Dumke organized several international and regional conferences during her tenure as board member of Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association in Ontario.
In her spare time since coming to Nova Scotia, Ms. Dumke was one of the founding members of the South Shore Waldorf School Association and was instrumental in the opening of the province’s first Waldorf School in 1995.
In addition, Ms. Dumke has served on the “Foundation La Bruyére Blanche,” a Lichtenstein Foundation, funding and supporting biodynamic and organic farming in North America. Ms. Dumke has also served as director on various boards, both with commercial entities and charitable organizations. Ms. Dumke recently was re-elected President of the Lunenburg County Barristers’ Association, and served as a member of Council from 2010-2011.
Meredith MacLeod is a graduate of the University of Kings College, where she completed the Foundation Year Program, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2000. She subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 2003, and articled in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. She practiced on the South Shore for six years before establishing the firm of Dumke MacLeod with Kathryn Dumke in 2011.
Meredith’s preferred areas of practice are real property, corporate/commercial law, and wills and estates. She is a member of the Lunenburg County Barristers’ Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia. She currently resides in Chester, Nova Scotia.
Tabitha Veinot is a native of the South Shore and returned to the area after she completed her law degree. Tabitha attended Dalhousie University and the University of Victoria to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2004 and Dalhousie University to obtain a Bachelor of Laws in 2007. She was subsequently called to the Nova Scotia bar in 2008, having articled in Bridgewater. She has practiced in Bridgewater since that time.
Tabitha’s preferred areas of practice are family law, real estate, and wills and estates. Tabitha also acts as a per diem Crown attorney for the provincial Public Prosecution Service. She has appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia, as well as before the Employment Insurance Board of Referees, the Employment Insurance Umpire, the Residential Tenancies Board and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal.
Tabitha has served in several community groups over the years, both on the South Shore and beyond, and currently serves as the Chair of the United Way of Lunenburg County, the Secretary of the Lunenburg County Barristers’ Association and a facilitator for the Parent Information Program. She resides in Cookville with her fiancé, Paul, and their three dogs. While not practicing law, Tabitha enjoys baking and cake decorating, playing the piano and reading. She is very pleased to be joining the team at Dumke MacLeod as of January 2013.