Nancy is a senior legal counsel with over 25 years’ experience as an advocate and mediator in the areas of family law, civil litigation, wills and estates. She is the former president of the Law Society of British Columbia, serving as the first woman elected in the Nanaimo County. Nancy was appointed as Queen’s Counsel for her outstanding contribution to the community and practice of law. She has served as a full-term governor of the Law Foundation of British Columbia, a lecturer at Royal Roads University, and a sessional Family Law course instructor at the University of Victoria Law School.
Carol Baird Ellan
Retired Judge, Family Law Mediator, Adjudicator
Carol is a retired Provincial Court Judge who now works as a family law mediator and adjudicator of police complaints. After starting practice in corporate commercial and tax law Carol spent 10 years as a provincial prosecutor and 19 years as a judge of the BC Provincial Court, serving as its first female Chief Judge from 2000 to 2005. Carol retired from the bench in 2012, and now provides affordable dispute resolution services to families, primarily in her home community, the BC Sunshine Coast. She also presides on BC Police Act discipline matters, when appointed by the Police Complaint Commissioner upon the recommendation of the Associate Chief Justice of the BC Supreme Court.