Areas of Law

: Education


At Stewart McKelvey, we have a strong team of lawyers who have extensive experience providing a broad range of legal services to clients in the education sector. We’re able to efficiently and effectively navigate the complex legal, regulatory and operational environments in which educational institutions often operate. Members of our education group have worked in a number of different areas within this sector, including student discipline, intellectual property for universities, contracts, labour and employment, privacy, insurance and risk management and avoidance. We’ve worked with clients at school boards, community colleges and universities, and we have experience with the following:
  • Reviewing, revising and drafting a wide variety of contracts;
  • Advising on board governance issues;
  • Representing various institutions (both at a school board and post-secondary level) at all stages of the discipline process, from procedural advice to appearing before internal tribunals, as well as judicial review;
  • Advising on human rights and accommodation issues relating to both employees and students;
  • Developing and reviewing human rights policies, as well as the design and delivery of training programs;
  • Acting as chief negotiator through the collective bargaining process for faculty and staff; and,
  • Advising and representing various institutions with respect to privacy and access to information matters.

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Bata, Adam Halifax
Bell, Timothy Moncton
Bennett, Clarence Saint John
Bennett-Clayton, Karen Halifax
Best, Erin St. John's
Bilek, Ian Halifax
Black, Michelle Halifax
Campbell, Scott Halifax
Caplan, Tyana R. Halifax
Carpenter, Janet St. John's
Carpenter, CPHR, Stephen Charlottetown
Chai, Michelle Halifax
Chan, Level Halifax
Chiasson, QC, Maurice Halifax
Coady, Jonathan Charlottetown
Connolly, QC, P.Eng., Geoffrey Charlottetown
Couture, Alexis V. Moncton
Cowan, QC, The Honourable James Halifax
Dever Letson, Sarah Saint John
Dysart, QC, J. E. Britt Fredericton
Gomez, Chera-Lee Charlottetown
Grant, QC, Bruce St. John's
Greenough, Lara Fredericton
Harquail, ACIArb, J. Paul M. Saint John
Hirsch, Richard Halifax
Jan, Sadira Halifax
Johnston, QC, Brian Halifax
Keyes, Colleen Halifax
Laughlin, QC, Thomas Charlottetown
LeBlond, QC, Charles Moncton
Leighton, Kathleen Halifax
MacFadyen, D. Fraser Halifax
Machum, G. Grant Halifax
MacLeod, Deanne Halifax
Marks, Josie Moncton
Matthews, QC, Timothy Halifax
McCarthy, Allison Fredericton
McCullogh, QC, Kenneth Saint John
McFarlane, QC, John Halifax
McLellan, QC, Peter Halifax
Moores, Greg St. John's
Morisset, Sacha Moncton
Morrison, Perlene Charlottetown
Murphy, Jennifer Halifax
Murphy, QC, CPHR, Murray L. Charlottetown
Newell, Matthew Halifax
Norman, Susan St. John's
O'Kane, Jon Saint John
Parent, Julia Saint John
Penney, Stephen St. John's
Reid, Twila St. John's
Richard, QC, André G. Moncton
Rogers, QC, Rory Halifax
Rogers, QC, ICD.D, John Halifax
Rubin, QC, Nancy Halifax
Russon, Nicholas Fredericton
Ryan, QC, Mick Halifax
Ryan, QC, Maureen St. John's
Saturley, Rebecca Halifax
Smith, Paul Saint John
Stordy, QC, Lawrence Halifax
Stuttard, Gavin Halifax
Sullivan, Chad Fredericton
Sutherland, Ian Halifax
Tabor, QC, Brian Halifax
Thomas, QC, Candace Halifax
Thomson, Koren St. John's
Thorne, Joe St. John's
Trafford, Brittany Fredericton
Vincent, QC, Robert Saint John
Zdebiak, Rodney St. John's
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