Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
(902) 860-1515 Ext 1
A native of Inverness, Cape Breton, Barb MacLellan has been practising law for almost a quarter of a century in real estate, wills and estates and family law. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology and the University of Windsor Ontario Law School, Barb articled with Miller Pate Campbell in Lower Sackville before opening her own practice Fall River Law Office in 1996 with lawyer Patricia Miller.
Barb has been trained in the Collaborative Law model since 2006, which assists couples in resolving potential disputes resulting from their separation in a respectful and compassionate way. About 3 years ago she decided and openly announced that she would no longer go to court for clients and now calls herself a Collaborative Family Lawyer.
Barb is the new president of The Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Nova Scotia.
In 2011, Barb was one of the founding members of FRABA, the Fall River & Area Business Association.
Barb served as a long-time board member on the Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation, has been past Chair of the Board, and continues to support the Planned Giving Committee at the Cobequid Foundation.
Inspired by her personal experience with her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012 and recognizing the importance of having access to education, support and resources, Barb co-founded the Fall River & Area Alzheimer’s Support Group in 2015.
Barb is an avid sports enthusiast who used to coach the girls’ volleyball team at Lockview High School. She has also been a founding member of the Fall River Fury Volleyball Club in Fall River since 2006.
Barb is a past member of the Co-ed Volleyball Association of Nova Scotia (CVNS) and played volleyball in this league for almost 15 years well as in a senior ladies volleyball league at Mount Saint Vincent University.
An avid sports enthusiast in the community, Barb has always financially supported various sports teams in their efforts to fundraise as well as various volunteer groups and churches in the local community.