Tracy S. Smith

(902) 460-3436 (902) 463-7500 tsmith@boyneclarke.ca
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Crystal McNeil
CMcNeil@boyneclarke.ca
"Simply put, my job is to solve problems for my clients. Whether a client is faced with an unpaid account or a complex dispute requiring litigation, I’m here to help, every step of the way."

About Tracy

Tracy is an associate in our Business Litigation Team. Her primary areas of practice are Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Credit Recovery and Construction Litigation. Tracy acts regularly for companies and individuals on contract disputes, tort claims, lien actions and collections matters.

Tracy currently sits as BOYNECLARKE LLP’s Chair of the Associates and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, the Small Claims Court, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, and the Residential Tenancies Board. Tracy also has experience in alternative dispute resolution including, but not limited to, involvement with complex construction arbitrations.

Tracy is an avid traveler. Prior to attending law school, she interned with the Judicial Service in Ghana, West Africa. Through this internship she authored the monograph titled Judicial Reform and its Impact on the Administration of Justice, published by The Judicial Service of Ghana in collaboration with CUSO and the National Judicial Institute. While at Dalhousie she also completed an academic exchange term at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Areas of Practice

Tracy's Background

Education
  • 2010: LL.B., Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2006: Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honours), St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Employment
  • 2011 - Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2010 -2011: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2009: Summer Student, Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2009: Research Assistant, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • 2008: Summer Intern, Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2006 - 2007: Research Associate (CUSO Internship), Judicial Service of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Bar (admitted June 2011)
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - BOYNECLARKE LLP Articling Committee
  • 2015: Sessional Instructor/Part-Time Faculty (Civil Trial Workshops), Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Community Activities
  • Participant - Run for the Cure
  • Participant - Blue Nose Marathon Charity Challenge for the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
  • Past Volunteer Team Member - Manulife Dragon Boat Festival
  • Past Member - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia Executive Hiring Committee (2014)
  • Past Board Member - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
  • Past Volunteer - ReachAbility
  • Past Volunteer - West Africa AIDS Foundation in Accra, Ghana
  • Past Club Leader (Boy Scouts Canada)
Awards & Honours
  • Forsyth, G.O. Essay Prize (2008)
  • Miller Thomson National LLP Scholarship (2008)
  • John H. Endowment Fund Recipient (2006)
  • Roderick MacLean Award Recipient (2006)
  • Brown - Cameron Law Award (2002)
  • Ron Smythe Memorial Scholarship for Community Involvement (2002)
Publiciations
  • Judicial Reform and its Impact on the Administration of Justice, published by The Judicial Service of Ghana in collaboration with CUSO and the National Judicial Institute

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