Catherine Hutchens

After completing her articles at the Crown Attorney’s Office in St. John’s, N.L. Catherine joined Stevenson Luchies & Legh in June 2019. She works closely with partner James A.S. Legh and maintains a general civil litigation practice, with a focus on personal injury law.
An accomplished legal researcher, Catherine uses her well-honed assessment and solution-building skills to help our clients in her everyday practice. 
She was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where she received a Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University of Newfoundland. During law school, she was named to the Dean’s List during each year in the program, while also maintaining the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in Law, the Law Faculty’s most prestigious scholarship.  Because of her passion for legal research and writing, Catherine served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of New Brunswick Law Journal and as a Judicial Intern to the Honourable Chief Justice J.C. Marc Richard of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.
Catherine is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and a non-practising member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. She enjoys reading early-to-mid 20th-century fiction, going to the gym, cheering for her favourite sports teams (the Detroit Red Wings and New York Giants), and watching her adorable niece, Hannah, grow up.
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TRAJECTORY

  • 2015 – Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • 2017 – Crown Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice and Public Safety, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • 2018 -Juris Doctor (with Distinction) from the University of New Brunswick

  • Judicial Intern to the Honourable Chief Justice J.C. Marc Richard of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal

  • 2019 – Called to the Bar in  Newfoundland and Labrador (non-practising status)

    2019 – Called to the Bar in British Columbia

  • 2019 – Joined Stevenson Luchies & Legh

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief – University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Volume 69

  • Associate Editor – University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Volume 68

GIVING BACK

  • Leslie Thoms Convocation Award from Memorial University of Newfoundland as the graduating undergraduate student who demonstrated positive, outstanding leadership in student affairs and activities during their university career while carrying a full-time course load.

  • Led a volunteer initiative, entitled 2015 by 2015, in which I led my graduating class in giving back more than 4,000 hours in volunteerism to the local community prior to graduation.

AWARDS

  • Juris Doctor (with Distinction), for graduating with at least an A- average for all courses after first year

  • Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in Law, the Law Faculty’s most prestigious scholarship

  • Named to the Dean’s List (for standing amongst the top 10 students in my class) each of my three years in law school

  • George McAllister Prize in Torts

  • Maurice Gautreau Prize in Legal Writing

  • Leycester D. D’Arcy Q.C. Prize in Evidence

  • NB Trial Lawyers’ Association Prize in Trial Practice

  • University Medal for Academic Excellence in Social Work

  • Lyndsey Anne Antle Award in Social Work

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Social Work

  • Leslie Thoms Convocation Award

SLL Team Members

Danni Broadhurst/Stevenson Luchies & Legh

Danni

Senior Paralegal

Danni’s many years of experience make her an expert paralegal. Since joining Stevenson Luchies & Legh, I have been very grateful to count on her expertise and to have the opportunity to collaborate with her on a daily basis!

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Julie

Legal Administrative Assistant

I have also been working with Julie since I joined Stevenson Luchies and Legh. Julie’s extensive experience makes her an expert in her field, I am grateful for her guidance and support.

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