Sarah is on leave until January 2025.
Sarah grew up in the Truro area before moving to Halifax for university, and now lives in Fletchers Lake with her husband, James, who is also a lawyer. She attended Dalhousie University for both her Bachelor of Science and her Juris Doctor. Although she was interested in medicine, Sarah decided to humour her husband when he suggested she take a law course during her undergraduate degree. As they say, the rest is history. She received her law degree from the Schulich School of Law in 2022, along with a certificate in Health Law and Policy.
During law school, Sarah was a recipient of one of the law school’s largest scholarships, the Schulich Scholarship, and was involved in several extracurriculars. In her first year, she had a Pro Bono placement at the Salvation Army assisting immigrants and refugees with residency and travel documents. In her second year, Sarah served as Vice President of Dalhousie’s Christian Legal Fellowship student chapter, and then served as President in her third year. Also in her third year, Sarah and her mooting partner won the national Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot, during which she argued before a number of Justices of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court, and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as Justice Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Sarah completed her articling year with another Nova Scotian firm, and was called to the bar in June of 2023. She then joined Burchell MacDougall as an associate lawyer, where she practices in civil litigation.
Sarah and her husband are avid board game players and collectors, enjoy geocaching when the weather is warm, and have been involved in various outreaches at their church, including volunteering annually as counsellors at a week-long summer Bible camp for teens. Sarah also enjoys the occasional game of ultimate frisbee with friends, having been on the law school’s intramural championship-winning team in her first year. Since August of 2022, Sarah also serves on the Board of Directors for Christian Legal Fellowship’s national association, as representative of the Atlantic provinces.