Jack Bennett

Articled Clerk


Jack is an Articling Clerk at Patterson Law’s office on Hollis Street, Halifax.  His main interest is criminal and civil litigation.  Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) from Dalhousie University, Certificates in leadership programs from both the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the University of Cambridge, and a Juris Doctor and Certificate in Criminal Justice from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law.  During law school Jack completed placements with Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, and he represented Dalhousie in the finals of the national Gale Cup criminal appeal moot at the Supreme Court of Canada.  Jack was also a three-time recipient of the Schulich Scholarship, and he received both the AS Pattillo Prize and Raymond Larkin Law Prize for his achievements in advocacy and legal ethics respectively.  Prior to law school, Jack was the Dean of Music at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, and he continues to engage in the cultural sector as both a community volunteer and professional musician.