Jessica D. Chapman

(902) 460-3460 jchapman@boyneclarke.ca
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Kelly Campbell
kcampbell@boyneclarke.ca
"For many, the end of a relationship can be a very stressful and difficult time,” says Jessica. “I strive to offer clients peace of mind. Providing my clients with affirmative and timely results can help them to move on to a new stage of their life."

About Jessica

Jessica helps family law clients during some of their most difficult life experiences. While she leads her clients through their legal issues with sensitivity and foresight, she also takes a no-nonsense approach when advising on the reality of each situation.

Jessica truly listens to her clients, carefully explains the intricacies of the legal system and openly discusses what are in the best interests of any children of the relationship.

Jessica has proven herself skilled both in and out of the courtroom. She is an intelligent practitioner and has built up her reputation as an exceptional negotiator. Jessica recognizes that each client is unique and has different priorities, and she strives to find the optimal resolution for each client.

Jessica works with clients who have issues related to separation, divorce, property division, child support, spousal support and alimony, custody and parenting, adoption, and those who may require cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, separation agreements, family law litigation and general legal advice with regards to their family law matter.

Areas of Practice

Jessica's Background

Education
  • 2011: J.D. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2008: Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology), Minor in Gender Studies and International Economics and Business, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
Employment
  • 2012 - Present: Associate Lawyer. BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2011 - 2012: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2010: Summer Student, Dalhousie Legal Aid, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2010: Research Assistant, Honorable Gordon S. Cowan Court of Appeal Internship
  • 2009 - 2010: Research Assistant, Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Community University Research Alliance, Halifax, NS
  • 2009 - 2010: Dalhousie Student Coordinator, Pro Bono Students Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2008 - Legal Services Community Outreach and Legal Referral Service Coordinator, ReachAbility, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2006 - 2008: Mount Allison Leadership Certificate Program Coordinator, Sackville, New Brunswick
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
Community Activities
  • Volunteer - ReachAbility Legal Referral Service, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Former Board Member - Alice Housing
  • Former Lawyer Supervisor - Pro Bono Students Canada, Dalhousie Schulich School of Law
  • Former Board Member - Don't Be Afraid Campaign
  • Former Member - Dalhousie Association of Women & the Law Mentorship Program
  • Former Volunteer - Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Awards & Honours
  • Dalhousie's Constance R. Glube Bursary for Leadership in the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession in 2010 and 2011
  • Nova Scotia Law Foundation Bursary for Academic Excellence, 2008
  • Mount Allison Golden A Award for Outstanding Graduating Student , 2008
  • Mount Allison Psychology Award for Greatest Contribution to Psychology Department (2008)
  • Mount Allison Women's Studies Award for Greatest Contribution to Women's Studies (2008)
  • Sheila A. Brown Scholarship Recipient for Community Contribution to Women's Studies (2008)
  • Mount Allison Class of 1956 Summer Research Award (2007)
  • Jeff Fraser Scholarship Award for Community Contribution (2007-2008)
  • Mount Allison Bell Scholarship Recipient , (2004 -2008)
  • Canadian Millennium Local Excellence Scholarship Recipient (2004-2005)
  • Mount Allison First Year Student of the Year (2004-2005)

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