Paul Saunders

Practice Innovation Partner

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



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2008

Executive Assistant: Heidi Evans

Paul is Stewart McKelvey’s first Practice Innovation Partner. Paul partners with lawyers and staff, both internal and external to the firm, to develop new tools and processes to solve the challenges they face. Paul’s work, and that of his team in the firm’s Practice Innovation Department, results in streamlined processes, reduced costs, and increased profitability. Using his background in IT and innovative approach to the practice of law, Paul applies his technical skills to offer clients greater efficiencies. He does so by leveraging cutting edge technologies and creative problem solving to maximize client value while minimizing costs and waste.

Paul has a passion for developing processes and systems that increase efficiency for clients. His proficiency in Lean Six Sigma process improvement, project management, pricing, data analytics, computer programming, database design, application development, Excel, Access, Sharepoint, automated document assembly (theFormTool and Doxsera), and other related fields and technologies, combined with ten years of corporate practice experience, has enabled him to develop a number of solutions that have had far reaching benefits for his clients.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LLB, 2007
Dalhousie University, MBA., 2003
Dalhousie University, BComm, 2002


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Past Instructor, Legal Aspects of Business, Dalhousie School of Business Administration
Past Instructor, Legal Aspects of Business, Mount Saint Vincent University School of Business and Tourism
Group of 20 Participant, A Younger Perspective: Nova Scotia’s Economic Future


Calendaring and Time Management, CBA-NS mid-winter conference, November 2017

Accelerating Innovation Across the Profession, Thomson Reuters 2017 Emerging Technology Forum Road Show, October 2017

Practice Innovation for Law Clerks, ILCO Conference, May 2017

Innovate Your Practice by Adapting Technologies and Proven Methodologies Outside of Legal, Legal Tech Toronto, September 2016

An Introduction to Law Practice Innovation for Legal Marketing Professionals, ALFA International, March 2016

Stop the Insanity: Tech Tips for a Busy Practice, CBA-NS mid-winter conference, January 2016

The Assembly Line: Efficient and Effective Document Assembly, CBA-NS mid-winter conference, November 2014

Commercial Transactions: Document Management and Assembly, ILCO Conference, May 2014