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Mary B. Rolf

Mary B. Rolf

Mary joined the Barteaux team as an Associate in 2018 after articling with the firm. A valued resource for senior counsel, she assists at labour arbitrations, conducts research and drafts submissions on behalf of clients. Mary has appeared before the Nova Scotia Labour Board, Workers’ Compensation Board, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, and Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. In 2019, Mary appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case involving the duty of good faith in employment and contractual interpretation of incentive-based compensation agreements.

During her years at Barteaux, Mary has gained advocacy experience in a broad range of labour and employment law issues. She is on top of the latest developments in employment law and keeps employers informed with posts to Barteaux’s Labour and Employment News blog.

Previous work with a technology start up in Toronto has instilled in Mary a strong interest in workplace privacy law issues.

Year of Call

Nova Scotia, 2018

  • Originally from Edmonton, Mary moved to Halifax to attend law school. In her free time, she enjoys bouldering, yoga, travel, and skiing.

    Mary was very involved in the Dalhousie Law community. She worked as a student research assistant and completed a semester at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service. During that time, she gained advocacy experience in administrative, family, and youth criminal matters. She also represented Dalhousie at the Sopinka/McKelvey Trial Advocacy Moot.

    • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society – Member
    • Canadian Bar Association – Member
    • Employment Law Alliance – Member
    • Advocates’ Society, Member
      – Member, Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (YASC) Atlantic Subcommittee
    • LEAF Halifax – Past Research & Advocacy Coordinator (2017-2019)
    • Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Juris Doctor (2017)
    • University of Alberta, B.A. English Literature (2013)