James P. Downie

James P. Downie

Legal Assistant

James is an associate in our Halifax office and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2023. He holds a Biology degree from Saint Mary’s University and completed his JD at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

James was the winner of the 2022 Gowling WLG Law & Technology Prize, which is awarded to the student with the highest mark in Law & Technology. James also received the Schulich Scholarship in Law for his academic excellence and community involvement.


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (2023)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law


  • Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (JD, 2022)
  • Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Certificate of Specialization in Law & Technology (2022).
  • Saint Mary’s University, (BSc, 2019).

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Student Advocate, Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service (2020 – 2021)
  • Vice President, Lawyers Without Borders Schulich School of Law Division (2020 – 2022)
  • President, Saint Mary’s University Tennis Club (2015 – 2019)


Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association