Nick with students, lawyers and judges at an awards ceremony

As a lawyer, Nick fought for social justice by protecting workers and pensioners from unfair treatment during bankruptcy. He helped bring an international corporation to court for using slaves to build a pipeline and secured Charter protection at the Supreme Court for a pensioner denied benefits because he was gay. He has participated in NAFTA related litigation protecting pregnant women from sexual harassment in sweatshops, and to protect the health and safety of farmworkers using pesticides at work.