Banks, Rilla

  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"I appreciate that creativity may be required to solve a legal issue, and I truly enjoy tackling the what-ifs and what-could-bes that can arise out of a legal question. Understanding the client’s perspective and objectives allows a tailored plan to be identified and put into action." 

Rilla is an Associate on the Business Litigation team. Her primary areas of practice are Civil Litigation, Business LItigation, Construction Litigation and Public Law Litigation. As part of her practice, Rilla acts for companies and individuals on contract disputes, tort claims, lien actions and collections matters.

During Rilla’s time at law school, she served a term as Co-Director of the legal clinic Innocence McGill, and represented students subject to the university’s disciplinary proceedings as a Student Advocate with McGill University’s Student Advocacy Program. Rilla now sits on the board of the Halifax Music Co-op. 

Having stepped out of the competitive boxing ring, Rilla still hits the heavy bag when she has the chance and has recently taken up Olympic weightlifting. In the wintertime, she can often be found next to a wood stove with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other.



  • 2014: Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), McGill University, Montreal, Nova Scotia
  • 2007: Bachelor of Music, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • 2015 – Present: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2014 – 2015: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2013: Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP, seconded to Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers Society
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Board Member-Halifax Music Co-op
  • Student Member –International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Atlantic Canada Network


  • Elisabeth Meyerhof Scholarship, 2006
  • Effie May Ross Scholarship, 2006
  • St. George’s Society of Music Scholarship for Musical Achievement, 2006
  • Imperial Tobacco Scholarship, 2003