Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites all lawyers across Nova Scotia to this annual event, Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC.
March 30, 2017 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Discovery Centre, Level 3 Foyer
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax
This annual event is supported by McInnes Cooper.
Questions? Contact Jessica at email@example.com
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Honourable Justice Linda Lee Oland, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Justice Linda Lee Oland received her LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School in 1976. Following her call to the Nova Scotia Bar, she joined McInnes Cooper & Robertson (now McInnes Cooper), where she became the firm’s first female partner. She was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1997.
In 1998, Justice Oland was appointed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Two years later, she was elevated to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. She is the first Chinese Canadian to be appointed to an appellate court in Canada.
In 2016, at the request of the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, Justice Oland completed an assessment and report on how the judiciary could encourage more diversity on the Bench. All the recommendations were accepted and are now being implemented. Justice Oland has served on several judicial and advisory committees throughout her career, including serving as the judicial representative on the advisory committee for the appointment of judges to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.