Rilla Banks

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Francine Cusack-MacKenzie
"Above all, I strive to deliver cost-effective results for my clients. With a dedicated work ethic and the ability to distill complex issues down to what truly matters, clients can trust that I will be in their corner every step of the way."

About Rilla

Rilla is an Associate on the Business Litigation team. Her primary areas of practice are Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation and Public Law Litigation. As part of her practice, Rilla acts for companies and individuals on contract disputes, tort claims, lien actions, small claims, and collections matters.

During Rilla’s time at law school, she served a term as Co-Director of the legal clinic Innocence McGill, and represented students subject to the university’s disciplinary proceedings as a Student Advocate with McGill University’s Student Advocacy Program. Rilla is a past board member of the Halifax Music Co-op, and currently serves on the board of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation.

Having stepped out of the competitive boxing ring, Rilla still hits the heavy bag when she has the chance and has recently taken up Olympic weightlifting in her spare time.

Areas of Practice

Rilla's Background

  • 2014: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2007: Bachelor of Music, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2015 - Present: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2014- 2015: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2013: Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP, seconded to Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Student Member - International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Atlantic Canada Network
Community Activities
  • Board Member - Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation
  • Former Board Member - Halifax Music Co-op

Recent Blog Posts by Rilla

Blog Post | Monday February 2, 2015

Winter Walking: Tips on Staying Safe as a Pedestrian

Authored by: Rilla Banks Posted in: Personal Injury

If you’re a pedestrian in Nova Scotia, you know that getting through winter can be tough: sidewalks can go unplowed for days, visibility makes black ice hard to see, and the biting sea breeze doesn’t help. What’s more, as a pedestrian you should always be alert to the potential danger of getting

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