I have been a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society since 1985.
I have a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Mount St. Vincent University, where I was Valedictorian.
I received my Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie Law School. In 2014, I was awarded my Master of Laws from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. My thesis was entitled “ Enduring Powers of Attorney and the Financial Abuse of Older Persons: Are Existing Safeguards Sufficient?”
In 2017, I received a Certificate in Mediating Disputes from the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School.
I have worked in a small law firm in Halifax; for two (2) National companies in Human Resources and Labour Relations; at Northwood as Senior Director of Human Resources; but I spent the majority of my career with the Nova Scotia Civil Service doing Labour Relations, later moving into Senior Management.
I retired a few years ago but have not been idle. I started my own mediation practice; I joined CARP Nova Scotia and was appointed Chair of the Health Advocacy Committee, later joining the Executive as Vice-Chair. I continue my involvement with the Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch. As of January 2019, I began teaching Elder Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie. I am a member of The Waegwoltic Club, The Charitable Irish Society and the Elderberries.