Lauren K. Murphy

(902) 460-3423(902) 463-7500[email protected]
Jessica Wagg
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"Every family is unique. I listen intently to my clients to understand what is most important to them and identify pathways to resolution."

About Lauren

Lauren is a staff lawyer with a passion for family law. In her role with the firm, she supports the lawyers on our Family Law Team. Although she is not taking on her own clients, she is dedicated to helping the firm’s clients. Lauren’s skillset and experience in information management provide unique insights for legal problem solving, especially in the area of family law.

Lauren was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2017 after earning her law degree from Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University.

Lauren is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Her passion for children and families is evident in both her work life and personal life. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Areas of Practice

Lauren's Background

  • 2016: J.D., Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2016: Master of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2012: Bachelor of Arts (Hon.), University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI
  • 2007-2008: Foundation Year Program, University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2019 – Present: Staff Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2017 – 2019: Associate, CIR Law Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2016 – 2017: Articled Clerk, Burchell MacDougall Lawyers, Truro, Nova Scotia
  • 2015: Summer Student, Burchell MacDougall Lawyers, Truro, Nova Scotia
Professional Membership
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member – Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Member – Canadian Association of Law Libraries
  • Former Member at Large – National Children & Youth Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
Community Activities
  • Former President of Board of Directors, Halifax Association for Community Living (2018 – 2019)
  • Board Member, Halifax Transition House Association (Bryony House) (2017)
  • Board Member, Halifax Association for Community Living (2016 – 2018)
  • Former Co-chair of the Wellness Committee, Dalhousie Law School (2015 – 2016)
  • President, UPEI Class of 2012
  • Former Editor, UPEI Arts Review (2012)
  • Former Co-chair, Canadian Library Association, Dalhousie Student Chapter (2012-2014)
  • Former Executive, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Dalhousie Student Group (2012-2015)
  • Former Member, Information Technology Committee, Dalhousie Law Student Association (2015-2016)
  • Honours – Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (2015)
  • W.B. Yeats Award, UPEI (2012)

Recent Blog Posts by Lauren

Blog Post | Thursday April 30, 2020

UPDATE: Supreme Court (Family Division) – Court Options to Proceed Amidst COVID-19

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued additional updates to its Notices dealing with court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summarizes those updates.

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Blog Post | Thursday April 2, 2020

UPDATE: Moving between homes during COVID-19: Public health advice versus legal obligations

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, Dr. Strang, advised that children moving between homes in co-parenting situations may increase the child and family’s exposure to COVID-19.

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Blog Post | Wednesday April 1, 2020

Ontario Decisions on Parenting Time During COVID-19

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

Yesterday, Dr. Strang recommended that children should not be moving back and forth between two homes. However, Courts in Ontario have indicated otherwise. You should seek legal counsel prior to altering any current parenting order or agreement.

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