Sarah is an associate in Burchells’ Transactions Group and Aboriginal Law Group with a practice focused in the areas of corporate and commercial law and organizational governance.
Sarah graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2017 after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of King’s College in 2014. While at law school, Sarah was the recipient of a number of recognitions, including the J Gerald Godsoe Scholarship and Student Activist Impact Award. Sarah represented Dalhousie University at the Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot, where her team was awarded the prize for best written argument. With the support of the Penelope Tham Summer Business Internship for Business Law and Policy, Sarah worked for Public Concern at Work, an influential London-based charity providing advice to financial institutions, regulators, and international organizations on whistleblower policies for corporate risk management and accountability.
In conjunction with her legal practice, Sarah is passionately involved with feminist advocacy in Halifax. Sarah is currently Chair of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Halifax branch (LEAF Halifax) and founded the LEAF Halifax public education program, which provides volunteer-led workshops on the law of consent and reproductive justice to students, community groups and incarcerated persons. In law school, Sarah served on the executive of the Dalhousie Feminist Leadership Association, as an advocate for the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service, and as a mentor for the Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Program.
Outside of law, Sarah enjoys riding her bike, reading novels, and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
Sarah was called to the Bar in Nova Scotia in June 2018 and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.