Throughout his career, Richard has worked alongside individuals at varying stages of the law, from articled clerks to senior judges, in a number of practice areas, including criminal law, employment law and civil law. When faced with a large task or tight deadline, Richard creates a practical, methodical plan so as to address and resolve every issue his client has. He works collaboratively with others and maintains an open line of communication to ensure his clients understand all options available to them. Richard has been involved in a number of different projects and has been responsible for such tasks as:
- Researching and writing memoranda of law for judges of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal on cases encompassing many different areas of law, including criminal law, civil procedure, labour and employment law, appeals from tribunals, family law and policy issues affecting the Court.
- Researching and providing clear and concise legal policy advice to the Chief Justice and the Council of Regional Senior Judges in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
- Preparing speeches and correspondence on behalf of the Chief Justice.
- Researching and preparing written memoranda of law for Superior Court judges in criminal, civil, family and administrative law.