BCLI Announces Re-Appointment of the Honourable Marion J Allan to Board of Directors
August 3, 2016
BY British Columbia Law Institute
We are pleased to announce that the Honourable Marion J. Allan has been re-appointed to the British Columbia Law Institute Board of Directors. Ms. Allan will serve as a representative of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. Her three-year term begins 1 August 2016.
Ms. Allan graduated from UBC with a BA in 1967, from the University of Alberta with an MA in International Relations in 1970, and from UBC with an LLB in 1977. She articled and then practiced civil litigation for 10 years at Russell and DuMoulin prior to her appointment to the County Court of Vancouver in 1988 and her elevation to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1990. She became a Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory in 1990.
She was an adjunct professor of civil procedure at the Faculty of Law, UBC (now the Peter A. Allard School of Law) between 1984 and 1988. From 1 September 2005 to 31 March 2006, she enjoyed a study leave at the Faculty of Law, UBC and the British Columbia Law Institute. During that time, she was engaged in research with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Over the years, she has been a speaker at multiple events for the Canadian Centre for Elder Law as well.
Ms. Allan elected supernumerary status in 2007 and retired from the bench in April 2012. She returned to practice in September 2013 as associate counsel with Clark Wilson LLP, where she practices as a mediator and arbitrator.
Prior to joining the Board of Directors in 2013, Ms. Allan was on the advisory committee of the Older Women’s Dialogue Project. She currently sits on the Executive Committee and the Program Committee of the Board.
“It is an honour and a delight to have Ms. Allan contribute her insights, drawn from an extensive and impressive legal career, to the British Columbia Law Institute Board of Directors. In particular, her engagement with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law has been much appreciated over the years,” says Joost Blom, QC, Chair of the Board.
BCLI strives to be a leader in law reform by carrying out the best in scholarly law reform research and writing and the best in outreach relating to law reform.
BC Law Institute and Canadian Centre for Elder Law