Yvonne is a valued member of our Family Law team and has been exclusively practicing matrimonial family law since 1990. She is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Family Law Section. She also served as the 49th President of the Canadian Bar Association (NS) from 2003-2004.

Yvonne has served on numerous committees for the CBA and the Department of Justice and sat as a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society Task Force on Professional Civility from 2000-2003. She has been a presenter/speaker at numerous conferences, including the National Judges Conference, CBA and other Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Since 2006, Yvonne has been included on the Globe & Mail Best Lawyers in Canada list for Family Law. She has consistently earned the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards with the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. Yvonne is also involved with the Family Law Arbitration Society & Institute as a family law arbitrator.

Qualifications:

  • Appointment to Queen’s Counsel, 2006
  • Bar Admission, Nova Scotia, 1988

Professional Activities and Affiliations:

  • Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the CBA Family Law Section
  • Past President of the Canadian Bar Association (NS), 2003-2004
  • Past Director/Officer of Collaborative Family Law, Nova Scotia
  • Past Board Member for the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
  • Past member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society Task Force on Professional Civility (2000-2003)