reachAbility Welcomes A New President!

reachAbility is proud to announce our new President and Board Chair John P. Merrick. 

John is one of Atlantic Canada's most prominent advocates, providing legal representation on a wide range of high-profile matters. He acted as Counsel to the Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Westray Mine Disaster and is presently the Consumer Advocate in water, gas and electric power rate applications. 

John represents individuals and organizations in every kind of proceeding from litigation in all levels of courts (including the Supreme Court of Canada), arbitrations, regulatory hearings, mediation, public hearings, negotiation and dispute resolution proceedings. 

He acts as an arbitrator and mediator and holds a mediation certificate from the Harvard Law School Mediation Program. 

In addition to his practice, he teaches at Dalhousie Law School and has participated as organizer and faculty in a number of proffessional education programs.