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Island lawyer new member of Bertha Wilson Honour Society

Pamela Large Moran
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Pamela Large Moran, is a lawyer and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner

The Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University Alumni Association has named a Charlottetown lawyer to the Bertha Wilson Honour Society.

Pamela Large Moran, lawyer and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner, received her degree from Dalhousie Law School in 1989 and her masters in law in ADR from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004.

She also obtained a certificate in mediation from Harvard Law School in 2013. She has been a member of the Law Society of P.E.I. since 1999 and the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1991.

The Bertha Wilson Honour Society was established to recognize extraordinary alumni in tribute to Justice Bertha Wilson, the first woman appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal and the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

After earning her law degree at Dalhousie, Moran moved to Toronto to practice civil litigation. Ten years later, she returned home to Prince Edward Island to raise her family and open her own practice at PLM Law and her mediation and arbitration practice at Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) Atlantic in Charlottetown.

Moran has made contributions to the legal community generally, and, specifically in the areas of dispute resolution, restorative justice and aboriginal justice. As well as mediation work in human rights matters and her most recent work as an adjudicator in the Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process. Throughout her six years in this role, she travelled across the country, adjudicating cases of Indian Residential School survivors.

She is a member of the P.E.I. Law Society Call to Action Committee stemming from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report which, amongst the 94 Calls to Action, calls for members of the legal profession to undergo training on the history and legacy of residential schools, intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism.

Moran has also served as a director and vice-president of the ADR Institute of Canada and as a past chair of the Canadian Bar Associations ADR P.E.I. section. She is currently chair of the CBA Aboriginal Law P.E.I. Section and instructs the ADR portion of the Law Society of P.E.I. bar admission course. She is also an active member of 100 Women Who Care, an organization that supports local charities, and has served on the board of the Canadian Cancer Society (P.E.I. Division).

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