Jacqueline R. Ruck

(902) 460-3465(902) 463-7500jruck@boyneclarke.ca
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"It is my goal to make every client feel secure, even in the midst of uncertainty. No matter how large or small a file may be, I am committed to giving my all to every client to ensure that their legal needs are handled in a professional, personal manner."

About Jacqueline

Jacqueline is an Associate on the Business Law team at BOYNECLARKE LLP. She assists clients at all stages of owning and operating a business. Jacqueline is committed to taking the confusion and mystery out of the legal landscape and helping clients feel empowered.

Jacqueline has a passion for civil rights and social justice and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Equity Standing Committee for Nova Scotia. Jacqueline serves on the board of directors for Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. She also serves as a mentor to law students as part of the mentorship program organized by the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association.

A proud supporter of all things local, when not practicing law Jacqueline can be found at a local farmers’ market or restaurant with her husband and children.

Areas of Practice

Jacqueline's Background

  • 2007 - 2010: LL.B., Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2002 - 2007: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Faculty of Political Science, Affairs and Management, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2014-Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2013-2014: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2011-2013: Freelance Health and Fitness Writer
  • 2012: Research Assistant, Tri-County Restorative Justice
  • 2011-2013: Research Assistant, Nova Scotia Labour Board
  • 2007 & 2008: Correspondence Officer/Intern, Office of Minister Rona Ambrose, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2002-2010: Vocal Instructor, Ottawa Conservatory of Music and Performance Academy
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association Equity Standing Committee
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Community Activities
  • Member - Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • Mentor - Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association
  • Board Member - Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (2017 - Present)
  • Co-chair - Fund Development for Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
  • Former Volunteer - Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (2013-2014)
  • Volunteer Legal Counsel - Federal Election Campaign
Awards & Honours
  • Dean's List of Honour 2003-2007, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Recipient of in-course Scholarship 2003-2007, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario