The Expert: Marjorie Hickey, partner at McInnes Cooper in Halifax. Hickey’s practice focuses on regulatory and liability issues for professionals. She is also a retired Commander in the Naval Reserve and past Commanding Officer of HMCS Scotian.
The Apprentice: Jennifer Taylor, research lawyer at Stewart McKelvey in Halifax. Taylor articled at the Crown Law office – Criminal in Toronto. She clerked at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal after articling and completing her LL.M. She supports her firm’s advocacy group and has a special interest in aboriginal law and LGBQT issues.
What is in the public interest? It's a question Halifax lawyers Jennifer Taylor and Marjorie Hickey often ask themselves. Taylor, a research lawyer just seven years into her career, and Hickey, a 35-year veteran, may be at opposite ends of their arcs as legal professionals, but they’re both committed to that age-old law school ideal of “trying to make a difference” in the world – and they’re able to do so in private practice.
The mentor: Bruce Russel, QC, tax ligitator, McInnes Cooper, Halifax.
Background: Russel leads the tax ligitation and dispute department. Je joined the film in 1999 after severals years as a tax ligitator with the federal Department of Justice.
The mentee: Sarah Dykema, senior estate planning and trust associate, McInnes Cooper, Halifax.
Background: Dykema joined the firm a year ago after spending seven years at Stewart McKelvey as a trusts and estates associate and three years as a senior trusts advisor at Royal Trust/ RBC Wealth Management.