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Scott Sterns
Scott Sterns, Partner


(902) 429-3120

Main office:

(902) 429-3123

(902) 429-3522 (fax)

LEXPERT Recommended for Employment Law & Management.

A committed and persuasive advocate, Scott Sterns has specialized in labour & employment, professional regulation and immigration law since 1989 – including two years in New Zealand.


Known in Halifax for his proactive support of client interests, Scott has honed his skills before administrative boards, tribunals and at all levels of court. Scott believes in working toward mutual resolution. But he will readily and assertively use his depth of knowledge to defend client interests. He works hard to achieve results.


Scott is on the Minister of Labour's list of arbitrators and regularly sits as an arbitrator. Scott is counsel to several professional regulatory bodies. 

His dedication extends well beyond legal representation – especially in the area of immigration, where he has assumed various leadership roles in providing community support to new Canadians.

Scott was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada© in the practice area of Labour and Employment Law. 

Scott has been listed by Best Lawyers in Canada© since 2006.

Areas of Practice

(902) 429-3123

(902) 429-3522 (fax)

  • Labour and Employment

  • Human Resources Counseling

  • Wrongful Dismissal

  • Employment Contracts

  • Recruiting/Restraint of Trade

  • Collective Agreements

  • Negotiation

  • Grievances/Arbitration

  • Immigration

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

  • Frequent speaker on Labour and Employment issues including:

    • Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia

    • CBA

    • Insight


  • Recipient of the CBA’s award for Pro Bono activity and past member of the National Committee on Pro Bono Work

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Former Chair Administrative Law Section

  • Former Chair Immigration Law Section

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