: Community Update

March 17, 2011

Stewart McKelvey Supports The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth and Mount Saint Vincent Enhanced Academic Programming

Stewart McKelvey is proud to once again support The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Strong Kids, Corporate Heroes campaign. The YMCA had their most successful campaign to date raising $200,000+ to ensure access for hundreds of young people and families, who would otherwise not have been able to participate in YMCA programs.

Stewart McKelvey is proud to share and contribute to Mount Saint Vincent University’s vision in their Enhancing Academic Excellence campaign to - recognize the importance of access to education, the need to reach underserved communities, the advancement of women, and the value of a liberal education. Stewart McKelvey is proud of their commitment to academic excellence and achievement in our community.

Charlotte County Flood Relief

The final count on our fundraising effort for the Charlotte County Flood Relief is in. $12,101 has been contributed by the staff and lawyers of our firm. With the additional $5000 pledged by the firm, the total donation from Stewart McKelvey is $17,101.

Thank you to everyone who supported this cause and contributed so generously - your contribution will make a real difference for families in need!

2011 McKelvey Cup

This year’s McKelvey Cup, named in honour of E. Neil McKelvey, Q.C. and sponsored by Stewart McKelvey, was held on the weekend of February 12 - 13. The winning team was from the Université de Moncton with team members Sophie Rioux and Thomas Raffy.

Two teams from Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick and Université de Moncton participate in a competition that requires each team to act as counsel for a criminal trial. The McKelvey Cup is the regional trial competition for the Sopinka Cup, a trial moot sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Jolène LaVigne-Albert, who will be articling in our Moncton office, won individual awards for best Closing Argument, best Cross-examination and best Advocate.

Ken McCullogh, Stéphanie Luce
and Cathy Lahey participated as jurors and Neil McKelvey was an assessor in this year’s competition.

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