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 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 now sits on the board of the Halifax Music Co-op.

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 the wintertime, she can often be found next to a wood stove with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other.

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 - Halifax Music Co-op

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