After working at Burchell MacDougall LLP as a summer and articling student, Sydney was thrilled to stay with the firm as an associate lawyer after her call to the Nova Scotia bar in 2021.
Born and raised in Cole Harbour, Sydney completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. She graduated in 2017 as class valedictorian with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Sydney then attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. During law school, Sydney chaired the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia) Student Section, organized a weekly speaker series that was open to the public, and worked as an academic peer mentor. Sydney received several scholarships, including a Schulich Scholarship for academic achievement and community involvement, Clifford Rae Achievement Awards for being among the top academically ranked Atlantic Canadian students, and the 2020 Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Presidents’ Leadership Award.
Sydney remains an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Nova Scotia Branch. She currently sits on their sexual harassment working group, which aims to decrease sexual harassment in legal workplaces through awareness and bystander intervention.
Sydney’s favourite part of practicing law is building relationships with, and advocating for, her clients. She has experience appearing in Nova Scotia Small Claims Court, Nova Scotia Provincial Court, and Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
Outside of the office, Sydney loves keeping active by practicing yoga, running, and hiking. She also enjoys supporting local businesses, restaurants, and artists.