Paul Saunders

Practice Innovation Partner

“When the way it’s always been done no longer makes sense, change the way it’s done.”

Practical, innovative advice.

Paul is Stewart McKelvey's first Practice Innovation Partner. Paul partners with lawyers and staff, both internal and external to the firm, to develop new tools and processes to solve the challenges they face. Paul's work, and that of his team in the firm's Practice Innovation Department, results in streamlined processes, reduced costs, and increased profitability. Using his background in IT and innovative approach to the practice of law, Paul applies his technical skills to offer clients greater efficiencies. He does so by leveraging cutting edge technologies and creative problem solving to maximize client value while minimizing costs and waste. 

Paul has a passion for developing processes and systems that increase efficiency for clients. His proficiency in computer programming, Word, Excel, Access, Sharepoint, Outlook, OneNote, automated document assembly (theFormTool and Doxsera), relational database design, systems analysis, data analysis, process improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, Agile), project management and other related fields and technologies, combined with over eight years of practice experience, has enabled him to develop a number of solutions that have had far reaching benefits for his clients.

Areas of practice

  • Practice Innovation
  • Automated Document Assembly
  • Process Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Application Development


Nova Scotia, 2008


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2007
Dalhousie University, M.B.A., 2003
Dalhousie University, B.Comm., 2002


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Part-time instructor, Legal Aspects of Business, Dalhousie School of Business Administration
  • Part-time instructor, Legal Aspects of Business, Mount Saint Vincent University School of Business and Tourism




  • January 29, 2016, Stop the Insanity: Tech Tips for a Busy Practice, CBA-NS mid-winter conference

Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.444.1715
F 902.420.1417

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