PAULA M. WEDGE
Paula Wedge has been a practising member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society since 1985. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (Mount St. Vincent University), a Bachelor of Laws (Dalhousie University), and Master of Laws (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University). Her thesis was entitled “Enduring Powers of Attorney and the Financial Abuse of Older Persons: Are Existing Safeguards Sufficient?” In 2017, she received a Certificate in Mediating Disputes from the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School.
Paula Wedge has worked in a small law firm in Halifax; for two National companies in Human Resources and Labour Relations; at Northwood as Senior Director of Human Resources; but she spent the majority of her career with the Nova Scotia Civil Service doing Labour Relations, later moving into Senior Management.
In retirement, Paula Wedge started her own mediation practice; she joined CARP Nova Scotia and was appointed Chair of the Health Advocacy Committee, later joining the Executive as Vice-Chair. She continues her involvement with the Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch. As of January 2019, she began teaching Elder Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie. In the fall of 2019, she will begin teaching Labour Law. I am a member of The Waegwoltic Club, The Charitable Irish Society and the Elderberries.