Jacqueline practices primarily in the area of family and divorce litigation. She was called to the bar in Nova Scotia in 2009 and in New Brunswick in 2012. Since moving to New Brunswick, she has established a reputation as being a skilled litigator in the area of family law. She strives to ensure clients receive mindful and constructive advice that is attuned to the personal and emotional nature of family law. In additional to regularly appearing in the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal, she also works diligently with clients to ensure that matters are resolved as quickly and as amicably as possible outside of the courtroom. In June 2017, Jacqueline was awarded the Young Lawyers Leadership Award from the Saint John Law Society.
She is an active member of the community, participating in organizations focusing on early childhood and the elimination of childhood poverty, causes for which she is very passionate. Outside of work, Jacqueline is a seasoned half-marathon runner and lives in Saint John with her two young children.
- New Brunswick (2012)
- Nova Scotia (2009)
- Dalhousie University
- Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) – Bachelor of Arts (Major: Criminology, concentration in law)
Professional Activities & Affiliations
- Canadian Bar Association, Council Member for Saint John
- Law Society of New Brunswick, Examining Committee and Bar Admissions Course Facilitator
Community & Volunteer Activities
- Jacqueline has been a member of the Canadian Forces for over 14 years. She is a part-time legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General and provides legal advice to reserve units in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
- Former Chairperson – Family Resource Centre (SJ) Inc.
- Former Governor – Canadian Corp of Commissionaires, NB & PEI Division, Inc.
- Former Executive Board Member – West Side Co-Op Preschool
- Former Member – South End Daycare
Lectures & Presentations
Jacqueline is a regular presenter with the Public Legal and Information Society for New Brunswick in the area of divorce, separation, and child support.
- Presenter – Separation: Legal Considerations, Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (March 2017)
- Presenter – 2020 Midwinter Meeting of CBA-NB on Fertility Law
Law Society Memberships
- Saint John Law Society
- Law Society of New Brunswick
- Canadian Bar Association
- Family Law and Taxes
- The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision on Historical Child Support Awards
- Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- A Primer to the Amendments to the Divorce Act
- Assisted Human Reproduction: The Use of Genetic Material Post-Separation
- Case Commentary: Noel v. Butler, 2016 NBCA 49 - Implications for Pension Division in Common-Law Relationships
- Case Commentary: Does the rule against “double-dipping” apply to a judicial annuity?
- Who Is A Parent?