Former Tory MHA Jerome Kennedy announced Friday that he will start in a new role with St. John's law firm Roebothan, McKay and Marshall effective Oct. 28.

Kennedy resigned from his cabinet role as Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister in early October after deciding in the summer that he would be leaving politics.

In a release sent out by the firm on Friday, Kennedy said he was looking forward to the new job.

"I'm looking forward to returning to the practice of law. My six years in various cabinet positions have exposed me to the new areas which will help me serve clients better," Kennedy said in the release.

Kennedy practised as a lawyer for 22 years before being elected in his district of Carbonear-Harbour Grace in 2007.