Jillian Gorbold, CPHR, MA


Director of Professional Talent

Phone : (902) 491-3026

Jillian Gorbold is the Director of Professional Talent and oversees all aspects of our student, clerk, and associate programs. She leads with a focus on attracting and retaining top legal professionals through coaching, leadership, mentorship, recruitment, performance management, learning and development.

Before joining Cox & Palmer in 2022, Jillian served as Vice-President and Managing Partner at Gerald Walsh Associates, a human resources firm in Halifax, NS. Before Gerald Walsh Associate’s, she held Director positions for Workplace Modernization and Attracting and Retaining Top Talent for the Regional Municipality of Peel in Brampton, ON.

Jillian has received the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation from CPHR NS, holds a MA in Leadership from the University of Guelph and a Master Certificate in Public Management from York University.

Jillian is licensed and certified to deliver emotional intelligence assessments (EQ-i2.0 & EQ360) for individuals and teams through EI Advantage and holds a Respect and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the Canadian Diversity Initiative. She is certified in Change Management through Prosci Inc and is a certified Executive Coach through the Certified Coaches Federation. Jillian holds a Registered Professional Recruiter designation from the Institute of Professional Management and a Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification through the Canadian Payroll Association.

Jillian’s leadership and human resource experience are valued by our lawyers and clients, enhancing our dedication to service and value.