James McCarthy

James McCarthy


Year of Call: 2019

Areas of Practice:

Services in English and French

James McCarthy joined Ryder-Burbidge Hurley Foster in 2019 after articling as a clerk to the Chief Justice of New Brunswick, the Honourable J.C. Marc Richard, assisting with research on cases before New Brunswick’s highest court.  Originally from the Maritimes, James completed his B.Soc.Sc. at the University of Ottawa in 2012, and his B.C.L./L.L.B. at McGill in 2016, studying as an exchange student at the University of Hong Kong in 2010-11, and Maastricht University in the Netherlands in 2015. Following Law School, he worked as Education Programs Coordinator, and later Director of Outreach and Program Sustainability, for an HIV/AIDS charity in New Brunswick, travelling throughout the province providing education and workshops.  A love of the law brought him to Kingston, where he completed his L.L.M. with Specialization in Political and Legal Thought at Queen’s University, focusing his studies on comparative constitutional law.

James was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2019 and remains a non-practicing member of the Law Society of New Brunswick. He is a member of the Frontenac Law Association, l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), and the Canadian Bar Association, and is a board member for HIV/AIDS Regional Services in Kingston.  Fluently bilingual, James practices in both English and French.

Non-practicing member of the Law Society of New Brunswick:  http://lawsociety-barreau.nb.ca/en
Member of the Association des jurisets d’expression française de l’Ontario: https://www.ajefo.ca/
Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA): https://cba.org/Home and Ontario Bar Association (OBA): https://www.oba.org/Home
Executive Member-at-large, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section (SOGIC): https://www.oba.org/Sections/Sexual-Orientation-and-Gender-Identity-Law