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Shaniqwa Thomas

Articled Clerk

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2

+1.902.420.3318 x63318


Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2023 (Expected)

Stewart McKelvey’s articled clerks – many of whom are also musicians, adventure travelers, athletes and more – play an active role in client meetings, closings, mediations, administrative hearings, examinations for discovery, trials and more and are encouraged to pursue their diverse personal and community interests outside of the Firm. The Firm’s rigorous professional development program provides clerks with the breadth and depth of experience needed to build a career in litigation, advocacy or business law and is supported by the Firm’s formal and informal mentorship opportunities.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, JD, 2022

University of Toronto, MEd, 2018

University of Toronto, BA, 2016


CBLA-NS chapter student representative Jan 2020- Current

President of Dalhousie Black Law Student Association April 2021- May 2022

Vice-President of Dalhousie Black Law Student Association Sept 2020- April 2021

Facilitator – Restorative Justice, Halifax Sept 2019- Current

Tutor – Black Educator of Nova Scotia, Uniacke Square Sept 2018- Sept 2019


The Judge Corrine E. Sparks Award in Law for Excellence and Service June 2022

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Presidents’ Leadership Award June 2022

Graduated Master’s program with High Distinction June 2018

Wiebke Smythe Community Service Award January 2016

Peer Journal Educator for York University Critical Disability Studies Program Summer 2016

Thought Leadership

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