Dawn Cottreau

Director, Paralegals

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




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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1992; Alberta, 1990

As the director of paralegals, Dawn sees her role as being similar to that of a coach in how she helps people develop their skills. With over 25 years of experience, Dawn has the opportunity to work with new legal professionals starting their careers as well as more senior paralegals taking on new challenges. Dawn is responsible for the development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures, coordination of workflow, personnel administration, technology, financial management and client development initiatives.

Education & Career


Queen’s University (LLB, 1989)
Dalhousie University (BA, 1986)


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, The National Association for Law Placement (“NALP”)
Member, Stewart McKelvey Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Member, International Practice Management Association
Member, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
Member, Canadian Association of Paralegals


Speaker IPMA Annual Conference, 2016

October 30, 2016

Speaker ILCO Annual Conference, 2013

October 30, 2013

Speaker IPMA Managerial Skills Seminar

May 30, 2011

Speaker IPMA Annual Conference, 2010

October 30, 2010

Co-chair IPMA Annual Conference, 2009