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leasehold improvement project when the firm moved offices and choosing
restaurants on firm retreats (a very important role!).
While managing a substantial legal practice and raising her two daughters,
Amy also gives back to her community in substantial ways, both professionally
and personally. She has given many, many volunteer hours at
Christ Church Cathedral and to her children’s extracurricular groups. In
addition, she has provided significant and important contributions to legal
education in the area of trusts and estates, both in print and in person. In
the last three years, Amy also taught Succession at the Allard School of Law
at UBC. Her contributions to legal education in the province demonstrate a
deep understanding of and respect for the law that will stand her in good
stead on the bench. We hope, however, that in her new role she does not
encounter facts as tangled as her Game of Thrones exam fact patterns!
While at Legacy, Amy continued to explore the world with her family and
friends, travelling to locations as diverse as Morocco, France, Israel, the
Cabot Trail (in Nova Scotia) and Sri Lanka. She is a sought-after travelling
companion given her reputation for trip-planning skills and her ability to
find great food wherever she goes! It is a testament to her collegiality and
civility (and that of the estate bar in Vancouver generally) that she has even
successfully travelled with other members of the estate bar and made close
friends among her peers. Amy is a dear friend to many within and outside
the estate bar. She is cherished for her intelligence, her compassion and her
sense of humour.
Amy’s appointment to the bench was met with both pride and dismay
among her former colleagues at Legacy. Her leadership, breadth of knowledge,
kindness and sense of humour are missed. However, those who know
Amy are very pleased to have such a committed, enthusiastic, diligent and
compassionate new judge on the B.C. Supreme Court and wish her a long
and rewarding new career on the bench.