: Stewart McKelvey begins Search for Chief Executive Officer

May 14, 2008

Media Release

Stewart McKelvey, the first and largest regional law firm in Atlantic Canada, has announced that it has begun its search for candidates to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The person assuming the position of CEO will be expected to establish direction, gain alignment and commitment, ensure execution and set a personal example for the firm’s team of lawyers and staff. The role will also include leading the work of Stewart McKelvey’s Management Team, which includes the Chief Operating Officer, Office Managing Partners and the Professional Resources and Development Officer.

“Stewart McKelvey has earned an international reputation for being an innovative and client-driven law firm,” said the firm’s Partnership Board Chair, James Dickson. “That is why we are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to help us achieve our vision of continuing to be the pre-eminent law firm in Atlantic Canada in meeting the needs and earning the trust of our clients, our lawyers, our staff, and the legal profession.”

Stewart McKelvey has established a Search Committee to promote the position, evaluate responses and conduct interviews with selected candidates. An executive search advertisement is being run in newspapers across Canada and throughout Atlantic Canada. The submission deadline is May 30, 2008.

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada's 15 largest law firms with over 215 lawyers and 350 staff in six offices across the region.

For more information, please contact:

Lewis Andrews, Q.C.
Chair, Search Committee
Stewart McKelvey
Suite 1100, Cabot Place
P.O. Box 5038, St. John’s NL A1C 5V3
Telephone: 709.570.8822

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