Grace A. MacCormick

Grace joined Patterson Law in the summer of 2015 as a law student and went on to complete her articles with the firm. Upon being called to the Bar in June 2018, Grace joined our litigation group. Grace is fluent in English and French. Grace’s practice focus is on civil litigation, with an emphasis on estate and property litigation and prison law. Grace has a keen interest in women's issues, prisoner's rights, elder law and animal law issues.

  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2018
  • JD (Dalhousie, Schulich School of Law, 2017)
  • University of Bergen, Law School Exchange Program, Fall 2016
  • MA, Religion (University of Toronto, 2014)
  • Munk School of Global Affairs, Collaborative Program in South Asian Studies (2013-2014)
  • BA Joint Honours, Religious Studies and English (Dalhousie University, First Class Honours, 2013) 
  • Summer Sanskrit Program, University of British Columbia (2012)
  • Has appeared in Supreme Court, Provincial court, and before parole boards
  • Has appeared in Provincial Court in French
Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers` Association
  • Vice-Chair, Elder Law Section, CBA Nova Scotia Branch
Personal, Community & Volunteer Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • Board Member, Colchester East Hants Hospital Foundation (2018-present)
  • East Coast Prison Justice Society (2018)
  • Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (2017-present)
  • Student Animal Law Association of Dalhousie (2015-2017)
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia (2014-2017)
  • Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association (2014-2015)
  • Peer Reviewer, "The Elements Experiment: Religion, the Secular and Public Spaces (2013-2015)
  • Junior Fellow Massey College, University of Toronto (2013-2014)
  • Bryony House Transition House (2012-2013)
  • ‘Mourning the Malevolent: An Analysis of the Laments of the Raksasa Women in Valmiki’s Ramayana’, Brown University, Beasts, Monsters and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination, Providence, 2014
  • ‘Re-Thinking Sita: Modern Interpretations of an Ancient Indian Heroine’, Dalhousie University, Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 2013
Qualifications
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2018
  • JD (Dalhousie, Schulich School of Law, 2017)
  • University of Bergen, Law School Exchange Program, Fall 2016
  • MA, Religion (University of Toronto, 2014)
  • Munk School of Global Affairs, Collaborative Program in South Asian Studies (2013-2014)
  • BA Joint Honours, Religious Studies and English (Dalhousie University, First Class Honours, 2013) 
  • Summer Sanskrit Program, University of British Columbia (2012)
Activities and Affiliations

Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers` Association
  • Vice-Chair, Elder Law Section, CBA Nova Scotia Branch
Personal, Community & Volunteer Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • Board Member, Colchester East Hants Hospital Foundation (2018-present)
  • East Coast Prison Justice Society (2018)
  • Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (2017-present)
  • Student Animal Law Association of Dalhousie (2015-2017)
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia (2014-2017)
  • Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association (2014-2015)
  • Peer Reviewer, "The Elements Experiment: Religion, the Secular and Public Spaces (2013-2015)
  • Junior Fellow Massey College, University of Toronto (2013-2014)
  • Bryony House Transition House (2012-2013)
Publications and Presentations
  • ‘Mourning the Malevolent: An Analysis of the Laments of the Raksasa Women in Valmiki’s Ramayana’, Brown University, Beasts, Monsters and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination, Providence, 2014
  • ‘Re-Thinking Sita: Modern Interpretations of an Ancient Indian Heroine’, Dalhousie University, Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 2013