The Partnership Board of Stewart McKelvey is pleased to announce the election
of Paul Smith as chair of the Board.
Based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Paul Smith has been a member of the
Partnership Board since 2008. He is listed in the publication Best Lawyers in
Canada, for Banking Law, Securities Law and Trusts and Estates. Since 2007, he
has been chair of the Law Foundation of New Brunswick.
Paul Smith replaces Jim Dickson, Q.C., P.Eng., who has chaired the Partnership Board since 2008.
The Stewart McKelvey Partnership Board is responsible for the firm’s governance
and strategic direction.
In advising the Partnership Board of his decision to step down as chair, Jim
thanked the Board members for their support. He shared that it had been his
privilege to serve as the firm’s inaugural chair, working with both the
Partnership Board and Management Team to help guide the firm during challenging
times. He wished the new chair all the best as he takes on the leadership
Stewart McKelvey Chief Executive Officer John Rogers, Q.C., praised Jim for his leadership and commitment to the firm.
“Jim was the first chair to serve Stewart McKelvey under our Atlantic-wide
governance structure,” Rogers said. “As someone with an extremely busy and
growing practice and a tremendous contributor to our community, Jim made
considerable sacrifices in serving as chair for the past three years. We are
very grateful to him for his many contributions and respect his wish to
relinquish the chair role to devote more time to client affairs,” Rogers
“I am looking forward to working closely with Paul Smith who is an
outstanding choice with experience in law firm governance. Paul will continue to
serve firm’s clients as in the past.”
Smith said in accepting the position of chair that “he was looking forward to
contributing to the firm’s continued leadership role in the provision of legal
services as well as to the profession and the communities served by the
Stewart McKelvey has offices in St. John’s, Halifax, Saint John, Moncton,
Fredericton and Charlottetown.
For more information please contact:
John Rogers, Q.C., CEO