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BIO

Patrick Dunn is an associate in our Saint John office and was called to the Bar in June 2012. Patrick has a general legal practice, with a focus on assisting clients in the areas of litigation and administrative law.

Patrick majored in political science with a minor in history while studying at Carleton University.  While earning his law degree from Dalhousie University, he received the Alistair Fraser Scholarship and prizes in Legislation, Conflict of Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Judicial Remedies. He gave his time and knowledge for Pro Bono Students Canada through the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Equity Office and as a member of the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies Reading Group.

Patrick enjoys reading, classical music, and choral singing.

Experience

  • Patrick has appeared before the Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, and Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and before administrative tribunals in New Brunswick.
  • He completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Université de Moncton. (June 2014)
  • While at law school, he worked as a research assistant reviewing legislation and case-law on the issue of patient consent to the use of personal health information for research purposes. (2010-2011)
  • Patrick was selected as one of 40 first-year undergraduate students from across Canada to serve as a page in the House of Commons for one year. (2004-2005)
BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (2012)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law

Education

  • Carleton University (B.A. with Distinction, 2008)
  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (LL.B., 2011)

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Member – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Choir, Rothesay, NB
  • Volunteer – Fundy Sound Choral Festival, Saint John, NB
  • Organizing Committee – Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch Mid-Winter Meeting (2016)
  • Pro Bono Students Canada – Placement with Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Equity Office (2010-2011)
  • Reading Group Member – Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Saint John Law Society