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Michelle Black


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2

Effective March 9, 2020, our civic address will change to:

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2 (Please note: postal code was updated February 12th)



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2012

Legal Assistant(s): Susan Snow

Michelle knows that each client and situation is unique. To find the right solution, Michelle takes the time to hear what her clients are saying. She listens to their opinions to help them understand and find their own voice so they are a part of the solution. Knowing where her clients are coming from helps Michelle to focus on finding the right solution suited to their unique needs.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LLB, 2011
Dalhousie University, M.Sc. Anatomy & Neurobiology/Neuroscience, 2008
Nipissing University, B.Sc. Psychology (Honours), 2005


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Alice House Board of Directors, 2016 – present (co-chair since 2018)
Board member, Community Carrot Co-operative Ltd., June 2014 – July 2015
Chair, CBA Constitutional & Human Rights Law Section – Nova Scotia branch, September 2013 – August 2015
Treasurer, LEAF Halifax, 2011 – 2012


Case law review on Hawkes v. A.G. (2013 PECA 6), 2014, 8 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 329, 2014

Co-author, “Pier 21: Peering into the Past…and Present?”, 8 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 769, 2014

“Lawyer Anti-Laundering Legislation: a Wash…Again”, 7 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 619, 2013

Co-author, “Watch Your Language: A Review of the Use of Stigmatizing Language by Canadian Judges”, 5:1 Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 1-8, 2010

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