The Hon. Marion J. Allan

Member at large

Marion 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. Madam Justice Allan became a Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory in 1990.

She was an adjunct professor of civil procedure at UBC Law School between 1984 and 1988. She frequently participated in educational seminars on topics including evidence, family law, civil procedure, fiduciary obligations, and personal injuries.

During her time on the bench, she participated in many educational programs for judges and lawyers for the National Judicial Institute, Canadian Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education and Trial Lawyers Association, on topics such as evidence, family law, civil procedure, fiduciary obligations, personal injuries and elder law. Marion chaired the Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee from 1994-1999. She has devoted considerable attention to elder law issues and has been engaged in research with the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies (CCEL).

She elected supernumerary status in 2007 and retired from the bench in April 2012.  Marion was awarded the Trial Lawyers Association of BC Judge of the Year Award in 2012.

She returned to practice in September 2013 as associate counsel with Clark Wilson LLP, where she practiced as a mediator and arbitrator until September 2018.   

Marion is a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and has spoken at numerous elder law and mediation conferences and published articles in those fields.


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