Jennie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Acadia University in 2011, and her JD with Distinction from the University of New Brunswick in 2014. She was an active member of her law school community as a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada and the Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic, as a member of UNB’s 2014 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot team, and as an associate editor and then co-editor in chief of the UNB Law Journal.
As a student in the UNB Faculty of Law, Jennie was awarded the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship; the Law Faculty Council Prize for first, second, and third year; and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Silver Medal.
Jennie joined Burchells as a summer student in 2013 and as an associate in March 2016. Prior to joining the firm she clerked for the Honourable Chief Justice J. Ernest Drapeau of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal. Her professional interests lie in the areas of administrative law, insurance law, and general civil litigation.
Jennie hails from Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia. When not at work she enjoys rugby, cooking, crocheting, and spending time at home in Halifax with her partner and two cats. She was a long-time 4-H member and remains an alumni member of 4-H Canada today.
Jennie was called to the bar in New Brunswick in June 2015 and in Nova Scotia in November 2015. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of New Brunswick, and the Canadian Bar Association.