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LLP as associate counsel and do whatever suited her best. She had no hesitation
in signing on to her next career—mediating. And, of course, she loves
being a mediator. She continues to teach and write articles, primarily in the
areas of elder law, mediation and estate litigation. She sits on the board of
directors of the B.C. Law Institute and on the B.C. Advisory Committee of
The Advocates’ Society.
Mark Weintraub notes:
In her new home at Clark Wilson, Marion has returned full circle to life
in a law firm. This time, however, it is as a mentor. One of the reasons
Marion gave for wanting to abandon retirement was that she missed the
camaraderie of fellow lawyers and the opportunity to share her hardearned
knowledge and experience with a new generation of advocates.
Not surprisingly, she not only freely shares her good-humoured wisdom
with the firm, but also has become a highly sought-after mediator in
estate and virtually all manner of disputes.
The final chapter has yet to be written as all of her friends and colleagues
take great pleasure in the Advocate’s acknowledgment of this most
accomplished and humane lawyer still dazzling us all at full speed.
1. See “Reflections of a Deputy Judge of the Yukon Sitting
in Watson Lake, August 1994” (2014) 72 Advocate
2. See “Ten Tactical Tips to Avoid Tripping Up in Chambers:
Musings of a Retired Judge” (2016) 74 Advocate
39 at 42–43.
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