Associate Lawyer, Family Law (New Glasgow)

We are seeking an Associate Lawyer experienced in Family Law to join our New Glasgow office.

The new Associate will focus on delivering high quality legal services both independently and under the direction of more senior legal professionals for a broad range of complex family matters, including but not limited to separation agreements, divorces, division of assets, child and spousal support, decision-making, parenting, and adoptions.


  • Must be a member in good standing of a provincial bar and eligible for membership in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
  • Preferably 1-5 years or more experience, but applicants with lesser experience are welcome to apply.
  • Solid understanding of legal procedures in the area of Family Law.
  • Strong communication, advocacy, and dispute resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships and attract new clients.
  • Strong work ethic with a professional and positive interest in their work.

Our Associates work in a challenging and rewarding work environment that is motivating and supportive of their long-term goals.  Associates are provided with solid mentoring and support for their professional growth and success at our firm.

If you are interested and meet the requirements of this position, please apply with resume and cover letter to

About Us

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, Halifax, New Glasgow, Bridgewater, and Pictou and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local.  Our more than 150 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs.  We endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients.  This can only be accomplished by employing qualified, educated, and motivated staff.

Patterson Law hires on the basis of merit.  We are committed to employment equity and welcome diversity.  Applications are encouraged from all interested and qualified individuals.