About Shanisha

Shanisha previously worked as a Staff Lawyer with the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission where she assisted African Nova Scotian residents from five designated land title clarification areas obtain clear title to their land as part of the Land Titles Initiative.

She is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie and was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2015.

She has also worked with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society examining access to justice issues. She was later able to draw upon this work as a Legal Intern with SAJCEA (Supporting Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa); where she was actively involved in an international access to justice initiative representing the Canadian Bar Association.

In her spare time Shanisha enjoys films, hiking, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Shanisha's Background


  • 2013: JD, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2007: BSC, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • 2023: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2018: Staff Lawyer, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission/Land Titles Initiative, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2018: Human Rights Officer, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
  • 2015: Legal Intern, Canadian Bar Association International Legal Project/ Supporting Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa (SAJCEA) Project
  • 2014: Articled Clerk, Merrick Jamieson Sterns Washington & Mahody, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Professional Memberships

  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • Member - Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia
  • Committee Member - Real Estate Standards Committee


  • Land Titles Initiative: Using Community Advocacy and the Law to Address Historical Injustices, Panel Presenter, Canadian Bar Association Annual Conference, 2019
  • Implicit Bias and the Legal Profession, Presenter, Canadian Bar Association Annual Conference, 2017
  • Implicit Bias and the Legal Profession for the Cultural Competency section of the Bar Admissions skills course, Presenter and Developer, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, Fall 2017