Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is pleased to introduce Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC.

All women lawyers across Nova Scotia are invited to this inaugural event, supported by McInnes Cooper. We also welcome any of your female clients to join in on this opportunity to exchange ideas and thoughts on how women lawyers can maximize their potential and assume greater leadership roles in law and business.

Janice Stairs, a former law partner of Dara’s, will lead an engaging discussion on leadership and mentoring for women in law and business. Janice is Chair of the Board of Nova Scotia Business Inc., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to TSX-listed Namibia Rare Earths Inc., and Director of TSX/NYSE-listed NovaCopper Inc.

February 28, 2013 | 3:30 to 5:30 pm (program begins at 3:45) 

Ashburn Golf Club, 3250 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax

Space is limited – please register by February 20 at: http://members.nsbs.org

Refreshments and nibbles provided.

Dara 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.