CBABC Remembers Marlene Scott, QC

  • November 15, 2019

Everyone at the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) learned with sorrow that Marlene Scott, QC passed away on October 4, 2019.

Ms. Scott joined the Canadian Bar Association in 1960 after graduating from the UBC Law School in 1959. In 1980, Ms. Scott became the first female CBABC president and then in 1981 became only the second woman to receive a Queen's Counsel designation.

On behalf of all the members, volunteers and staff at CBABC, we extend our sincere condolences to Ms. Scott's family during this time. 

From the obituary in The Vancouver Sun

"A pioneer in law for women, Marlene became the first woman in Canada to serve as a head of a provincial Bar Association when she became president of the BC branch in 1980. In 1981, she was the second woman to receive a QC. She then became chair of the BC Law Foundation in 1986. In 1994, Marlene received the prestigious George Goyer Award for her contributions to the legal profession.

In retirement, Marlene's passion was singing, at times with as many as four choirs in West Vancouver.

She was an inspiring, brilliant woman who loved her family, friends and colleagues; they will deeply miss her."