Mary H. Brown

(902) 407-6482 mbrown@boyneclarke.ca
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Marina Dyer
mdyer@boyneclarke.ca
"I know firsthand how valuable it is to have a knowledgeable, compassionate, and capable lawyer when facing a family law problem. I am committed to providing that counsel to my clients."

About Mary

“I know firsthand how valuable it is to have a knowledgeable, compassionate, and capable lawyer when facing a family law problem. I am committed to providing that counsel to my clients.”

Mary brings to her practice a passion for advocacy. Mary is simultaneously empathetic and pragmatic; she offers her clients realistic and thoughtful options tailored to their unique situations.

In law school, Mary and her partner won the regional trial advocacy competition, the McKelvey Cup, and represented the Atlantic region at the national competition in Ottawa. Mary achieved honours in the Criminal Law Clinic in her final year of law school and sat on the Dalhousie Student Union Judicial Board.

Pursuing her personal interests through Pro Bono Students Canada, Mary also researched and produced educational resources on how lawyers can better provide trauma-informed services to their clients.

When not in the office or courtroom, Mary relaxes through cooking, reading, and enjoying good music and board games with her family.

Areas of Practice

Mary's Background

Education
  • 2016: J.D., Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2009: Bachelor of Arts (Distinction), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Employment
  • 2017 - Present: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2016 - 2017: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2015: Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2014: Research Assistant, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
Community Activities
  • 2017 - Present: Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • 2015 - 2016: Adsum House Shelter for Women & Children
  • 2013 - 2015: Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
  • 2014 - 2015: Board Member, Dalhousie Student Union Judicial Board
  • 2014 - 2015: Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Dalhousie Branch
  • 2014: Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies
Awards
  • 2016: Clifford Rae Achievement Award
  • 2015: Eunice W. Beeson Award
  • 2015: John V O'Dea Prize
  • 2014: Alistair Fraser Scholarship