Kimberley H. W. Turner, K.C.

Kim has been practicing administrative law, including professional regulation, labour and employment, non-profit, and human rights law since 1985.

Kim is a sought-after speaker at labour law and professional regulation conferences, provides in-house training to her clients on multiple topics and is an experienced workplace investigator.

She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyer in Canada® in 2019 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law and Legal Malpractice Law. In 2014, she was named Best Labour Lawyer in Halifax. Kim received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2002.

With in-depth knowledge in every area of her practice, Kim is an excellent advocate known to clients and opposing counsel as thorough and fair-minded. She is a calm, confident presence within her practice area and firm.

Though she is tireless in her work for her clients, Kim balances this with her commitment to public service and her family. She serves on the Professional Responsibility and Professional Practices Committee, the Ethics Advisory Committee for the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and is on the roster of Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry Chairs.

Her professional volunteer activities have included chairing the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) working group, serving on the Bar Exam Screening Committee and being a member of the Futures Initiative Committee.

In her personal life, Kim is President of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Halifax. She has served as President of the Canadian Unitarian Council, a member of Charities Directorate Advisory Committee to the Federal Minister of Revenue, Chair of World Religions Canada and, in the early 1990s, as a member and vice-chair of the Halifax Taxi Commission.

Kim is an avid photographer (often from a kayak) and frequently finds herself working as official volunteer sports and event photographer for the Halifax Grammar School. Kim shares her life with her husband James Morris and children Patrick and Katherine who regularly remind her to slow down and enjoy the ride.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 1985
PEI, 1991

Law School
LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1984

B.A., Mount Saint Vincent University, 1981

Professional Regulation
Labour Law
HR Law
Workplace Investigations
Human Rights