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About Sarah

Sarah is a Partner in our Halifax office with a practice specializing in immigration and employment law. Sarah provides strategic and practical advice to a wide range of clientele with Canadian immigration issues, from individuals seeking temporary resident visas, study permits, work permits and permanent residency, to corporations that require labour market impact assessments to hire temporary foreign workers. With extensive experience obtaining work permits under international agreements, such as CETA, NAFTA and GATS, Sarah supports employers seeking to recruit and retain international talent.

Sarah also practices employment law in all matters relating to human resources, hiring, discipline and termination, including wrongful dismissal and other employment-related claims, and human rights and workplace accommodations. She is certified by the Workplace Institute in workplace investigations, and has conducted a wide variety of investigations in both the private and public sector.

Sarah is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Association Counsel to Employers (CACE), and is the current Chair of the CBA-NS Citizenship and Immigration Section. Sarah is actively engaged in her community; she offers pro bono legal services to individuals through the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and was a partner in implementing the Halifax chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.

Education

  • J.D., Dalhousie University (2012)
  • B.A., St. Francis Xavier University (2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2013)