A light snowfall dusted the walk in front of the courthouse on December 1, 1967, as a young Alan G. Hayman, Q.C. smoothed his waistcoat and readied himself to become, at long last, a practicing lawyer.
Now one of the province's great statesmen in the profession, our colleague marks 50 years both as a member of the Nova Scotia bar and a member of Burchells LLP. 50 years and counting.
On Friday, November 17 Alan was honoured by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, alongside eight contemporaries, with a 50-Year Practicing Certificate marking the achievement.
We are honoured to have this able lawyer and mentor as one of our own. Alan Hayman has built a reputation for professionalism the rest of us at Burchells strive to match. To every task he brings an unrivaled dedication to maintaining and enriching the client relationship. Clients need practical solutions, not lectures on the law. A lawyer's job does not start and end at a desk, or on the phone. Every Burchells lawyer benefits from these lessons among countless others from the collegial example set by Alan Hayman.
The partners at Burchells congratulate Alan Hayman on this rare career milestone. The legal profession in Nova Scotia is better for having had you these 50 years, and continues to benefit.