Nigerian trained lawyer in Canada seeking an articling position in Halifax/Dartmouth
I am an internationally trained lawyer who was admitted into the Nigerian Bar Association in 2013. I am a 2016 Master of Laws graduate from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. I am a permanent resident living in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Prior to my enrolment in the Master of Laws program, I was a lawyer at a firm in Lagos, Nigeria. During my time as a lawyer, I gained drafting, litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills in a wide range of practice areas including family, civil, criminal and corporate law. My experience includes drafting of documents and arguing motions in criminal court, criminal and civil trial preparation work, and assistance with alternate dispute resolution processes in relation to divorce, child custody and breach of contract cases. I have also had the opportunity to volunteer at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic on poverty and elder law files. In this role, I researched and drafted a legal brief urging the court to dismiss an adult in need of protection application. The “adult protection order” was terminated and our client was put in the care of her sibling.
I am seeking an articling position for 2018 - 2019 or 2019 - 2020 in Halifax or Dartmouth. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my full resumé.
Thank you for your time and consideration.