Charlottetown lawyer and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioner, Pamela Large Moran, has been named to the Bertha Wilson Honour Society by the Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University Alumni Association.
The Bertha Wilson Honour Society was established in 2012 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. Bertha Wilson was also a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), which released a report in 1996. Accordingly, The Bertha Wilson Honour Society at the Schulich School of Law annually recognizes extraordinary alumni who showcase their geographic reach and contributions to law and society at large.
Ms. Large Moran received her LL.B from Dalhousie Law School in 1989 and her Masters of Law (LL.M) 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.
After earning her law degree at Dalhousie, Ms. Large 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 Civil Litigation practice at PLM Law and her Mediation and Arbitration practice at Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) Atlantic in Charlottetown.
Ms. Large Moran has made many contributions to the legal community generally and, specifically, in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Restorative Justice and Aboriginal Justice. Her contributions to the legal community also include substantial mediation work in Human Rights matters and her most recent work as an Adjudicator in the Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process (IAP). Throughout her six years in this role, she travelled across the country, hearing and adjudicating difficult cases of Indian Residential School survivors.
Ms. Large Moran is a member of the PEI 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.
Ms. Large 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 Association (CBA) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) PEI Section. She is presently Chair of the CBA Aboriginal Law PEI Section and instructs the ADR portion of the Law Society of PEI 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 (PEI Division).
Ms. Large Moran is a well-respected member of the legal community and has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to the profession, legal education and the general community.