Mary brings to her practice a passion for advocacy. Mary is simultaneously empathetic and pragmatic; she offers her clients realistic and thoughtful options tailored to their unique situations.
In law school, Mary and her partner won the regional trial advocacy competition, the McKelvey Cup, and represented the Atlantic region at the national competition in Ottawa. Mary achieved honours in the Criminal Law Clinic in her final year of law school and sat on the Dalhousie Student Union Judicial Board.
Pursuing her personal interests through Pro Bono Students Canada, Mary also researched and produced educational resources on how lawyers can better provide trauma-informed services to their clients.
When not in the office or courtroom, Mary relaxes through cooking, reading, and enjoying good music and board games with her family.
Although now 10 years old, Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, by Justice Harvey Brownstone of the Ontario Court of Justice, remains an insightful and powerful read on the uses and misuses of family court.Read full article
I’m sure I was not the only one who spent a few minutes this weekend listening to the radio documentary “The Mamas and the Papas: How two Ottawa couples became co-parents ” on the CBC’s The Sunday Edition or reading the accompanying article online.Read full article