Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon, QC

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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 17:30
Name of Organization: 
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Contact Email: 
Delta Halifax, Bluenose Ballroom; 1990 Barrington Street, Halifax

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites all lawyers in Nova Scotia to an evening celebrating women’s leadership in the legal profession.

Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon, QC

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Delta Halifax, Bluenose Ballroom
1990 Barrington Street, Halifax

Join us for an evening of snacks, refreshments and candid conversation with:

Justice Cindy Bourgeois, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Justice Christa Brothers, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
Judge Ronda van der Hoek, Provincial Court of Nova Scotia

Space is limited! Please RSVP by May 30, 2018, by email to jwillwerth@nsbs.org.

This annual event is generously supported by McInnes Cooper.

Remembering Dara L. Gordon QC
Through the strength of her leadership and as a highly regarded lawyer, Dara Gordon QC made many contributions to her country, her province and her profession. Following graduation from Dalhousie Law School in 1979, she advised government bodies and corporations on major financing and infrastructure projects. She represented Nova Scotia in its complex federal negotiations on the sharing of offshore resource revenues, and was lead counsel for the Government of Canada in the development and operation of the Confederation Bridge. She also served as a director of the Nova Scotia Law Foundation, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. 

As an entrepreneur, Dara’s most notable business endeavour was her family’s acclaimed Benjamin Bridge winery in the Annapolis Valley. She was a member of the CBA, the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships and, prior to her untimely death in 2009, McInnes Cooper’s Board of Directors.

Dara was an extraordinary woman of style and grace, with an abundance of wisdom and compassion. She positively influenced the outcomes of many legal issues, the success of the firms and businesses where she practised, and the careers of many lawyers in Nova Scotia. She always challenged us to be our best.