About Folami

Folami (she/her) is an indigenous African-Nova Scotian whose community dates back over 400 years in Nova Scotia. Folami has a practice focused on wills and estate planning, estate litigation, general litigation and Environment, Social, Governance (ESG).

With extensive experience in restorative practices, Folami is able to apply reparative approaches to dispute resolutions. Her previous studies fostered an awareness of environmental and social impacts.  She continues to remain up to date on current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) practices.   Additionally, Folami has provided families with estate planning through our People of African Descent Legal Services Initiative, which offers pro-bono legal services to those in need.

During law school, Folami held a senator’s seat in 2019 at Dalhousie as a student representative and became the Vice-President of Dalhousie Black Law Student Association in 2020. Furthermore, she was a guest speaker at the Dalhousie Science Society Symposium and the Speak Truth to Power series. Folami sat on the Dalhousie’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee, and currently sits on the Advisory Council of Dalhousie’s African Nova Scotian Strategy.  Folami graduated with the distinguished Judge Corrine Sparks Award and the Muriel Duckworth Discretionary Award.

While learning and practicing midwifery, Folami has delivered over 100 babies. Outside of the office, she loves outdoor activities and live music.

External Publications:

Folami Jones, “Pushing against glass ceilings”. CBA National Magazine. (26 March 2020)

Folami Jones, “The Illegal Knapsack: Whose burden to carry?”, Weldon Quarterly, (Winter 2021) 7.

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Dalhousie's African Nova Scotian Strategy
  • DownTheMarsh Community Land Trust
  • Former Senator of Dalhousie University (2018-2019)
  • Former Board Director of the Health Association of African Canadians (2013-2021)
  • Former Executive Board of Director [Secretary] of the African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes (2018)


  • J.D., Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2021)
  • MA.Ed.c., (Research and policy in Afrocentricity) (Thesis incomplete), Mount Saint Vincent University (2013)
  • B.H.Sc. (Midwifery), Ryerson University (2009)
  • Registered Practical Nursing Diploma (RPN), Humber College Applied Arts and Sciences (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2022)