Alexander J. Mackillop
Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Alexander obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University in 2011. Alexander then obtained his law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2015, and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar June 2016.
Prior to graduating law school, Alexander interned with the Public Prosecution Service and worked for the Federal Department of Justice in the tax and civil litigation sector. After articles and practicing in Nova Scotia and Halifax for several years Alexander opened his own law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his partner.
Alexander has a general practice with a focus on criminal law, frequently litigating in Provincial Court and also having experience litigating in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Court of Appeal. Furthermore Alexander practices corporate law, business law, and medical cannabis law. He has worked within cannabis law on many levels with Licensed Producers, Cannabis Dispensaries, and the criminal, employment, and regulatory aspects of cannabis law as well.
Additionally, he is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Race & Equity Committee, the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the Dalhousie Pro-Bono Committee, and the Canadian Bar Association.
Alexander is extremely proud to provide legal services to the community.
Jade M. Pictou
Jade Pictou was born and raised in Nova Scotia. She graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2015 with a Juris Doctor and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2016.
Jade completed her articles with Halifax Water, McInnes Cooper, Sipekne’katik First Nation and the Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Centre. Once she completed her articles she practiced as an associate and defence attorney prior to the creation of MACKILLOP PICTOU LAW GROUP.
Jade practices all forms of litigation including but not limited to Criminal Defence, Civil Litigation, Indigenous and Aboriginal law. Jade is in court almost daily defending the rights of her clients. She is adamant on expanding the cultural lens of the criminal justice system.
She is an active member of the Race and Equity Committee through the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society as well as the Dalhousie Pro Bono Community Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Criminal Lawyers' Association and the Canadian Bar Association.
Jade is a fearless advocate and is proud to assist members of the community in their legal matters.