Kathleen Leighton

Associate

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

+1.902.444.1706

+1.902.420.1417

kleighton@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2016

Legal Assistant(s): Cailean Canning

Kathleen believes that a key factor of providing quality client service is getting to know her clients and their businesses. Once she fully understands the big picture and goals at hand, she is able to create and offer a unique plan to address each element of the unique problem her client is facing. Kathleen’s practice is focused on corporate immigration work, including:

  • Supporting local employers to bring skilled foreign workers to Canada;
  • Working with foreign employers to help their employees obtain immigration authorization to fulfill service contracts with Canadian entities;
  • Advising employers on various immigration matters and their related obligations;
  • Obtaining temporary resident documents including work and study permits; and
  • Evaluating permanent residency options for foreign workers and assisting with permanent residency applications.

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2015
Dalhousie University, BComm (Co-op), 2012

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Peer educator, IB&M Society, 2013 – 2015
Volunteer, Community Outreach Program, Schulich School of Law, 2012 – 2015
Executive secretary, Community Outreach Program, Schulich School of Law, 2013 – 2015
Volunteer, Pro Bono Project, Schulich School of Law, 2012 – 2015
Volunteer, Business Law Associaiton, Schulich School of Law

Accolades

Clifford Rae Achievement Award
Gowlings Law & Technology Prize
Dalhousie Schulich School of Law Entrance Scholarship
Eaton Foundation Scholarship
Dean’s List, Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship