Dalhousie law school honours Charlottetown lawyer

Published on December 12, 2015

Mary Lynn Kane

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Mary Lynn Kane, has been named to Bertha Wilson Honour Society by  Schulich School of Law

Prominent Charlottetown lawyer, Mary Lynn Kane, has been named to the Bertha Wilson Honour Society by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

Kane is one of only eight lawyers from across Canada to received this honour in 2015.

Established to pay tribute to a pioneer of the Canadian judiciary, this honour recognizes extraordinary alumni who personify the spirit of Bertha Wilson, the first female justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Those named to the society are chosen because of the contributions they have made to the legal profession, the judiciary, business and industry, charitable organizations, the arts or the community.

Each year, one alumnus or alumna from each of alumni association's branches - along with up to three additional alumni - are nominated by the board of the society.

Kane received her law degree from Dalhousie Law School in 1987 and was admitted to the P.E.I. Bar in 1988.

She was named Queen's Counsel in 2006.

She 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.

Kane is the managing partner of the law firm Cox and Palmer on P.E.I. and former chair of the regional board of directors for that firm.

Her area of practice includes insurance litigation, health law and real estate.

She has appeared at all levels of the courts in this province, and before and on behalf of administrative boards and tribunals.

Kane is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading legal practitioner in medical negligence.

She is the course instructor in Supreme Court practice for the P.E.I. Law Society's bar admission course.

She presented litigation techniques and strategy at a continuing legal education seminar for the P.E.I. Law Society and CBA.

In the community her activities include being a member of 100 Women Who Care, serving as a volunteer on many school and charity initiatives and having been deputy chair of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Capital Campaign.

A press release announcing Kane's latest honour says she  exemplifies courtesy and integrity in all of her endeavours and enhances the reputation of the profession.