Given that my father was born in Chester, Nova Scotia and, at an early age, I became connected to the South Shore, it is perhaps not surprising that I initially selected Hubbards and now Head of St. Margaret's Bay as my office location.
After over thirty years practising in Ontario, I was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2007 and commenced practice in this Province as of January 2008. I continue to be licensed to practice in Ontario as well.
My legal career has included involvement in local law associations, and the Canadian Bar Association. My non-legal activities included sitting on Boards of Directors of the Family Service Bureau,Interfaith Counselling Centre and a non-profit housing corporation. I have spoken in the community on Family Law and Wills and Estates issues as well as at specially designated homes for teenage unwed mothers.I am presently a Board member of the Aspotogan Heritage Trust.
I have appeared in all levels of Courts, including the Court of Appeal and have advocated the interests of my client at every level. My representation has included providing ongoing advice to my client as to the strengths and weaknesses of his or her case remaining mindful of the opportunity to obtain the most advantageous result before judicial determination takes place.
For many years I have taught civil litigation to law school graduates at the Bar Admission Course. At the end of each course, I would encourage the graduates to make every attempt throughout their professional lives to balance work and family.