Sarah Zurel
Legal Assistant

Sarah is an Associate in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer. She has an insurance litigation practice that includes experience in motor vehicle liability, personal injury, and negligence. She has appeared in both Provincial and Supreme Court.

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Sarah graduated with a BA in psychology from Dalhousie University and subsequently obtained an LLB from Dalhousie Law School. She was admitted to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1995.

Sarah temporarily left the practice of law to develop and deliver a Paralegal program at a College, and to focus on her growing family. She returned to active practice in 2015 and is part of Cox & Palmer’s insurance litigation group.


Bar Admission

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (1995)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • Dalhousie University, BA (psych), LLB

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Sarah is a member of the NL Chapter of Equal Voice, a multi-partisan, national organization aimed at getting women elected to all levels of government. Sarah is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association as well as Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL).

Community & Volunteer Activities

Sarah’s passion and commitment to the community is evident in her many years of volunteer advocacy. In all her volunteer endeavours, she has assumed leadership roles, and acted as spokesperson and facilitator, working to bring together members of the community to effect positive change. Most recently, in 2020, Sarah was elected to the Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, where she serves as the Newfoundland representative.

Sarah has also has chaired the St. Matthews School Council, Bishops College School Council, the Waterford Valley High School Council, and held the position of Vice President of the NL Federation of School Councils. Beginning in 2006, Sarah spear-headed the successful campaign to have a new high school built in the west end of St. John’s. As a result of her leadership efforts, Waterford Valley High School opened its doors in September 2015.

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English