Marion is a graduate of Vancouver Community College and has worked in the legal field since 1990. She began as a receptionist for Cardinal, Edgar, Emberton & Macaulay before moving on to work in Family Law with Trudi L. Brown, QC from 1991 – 1999. Next Marion worked with the late Scott Hall working with hundreds of Residential School sexual abuse survivors which continued through 2018. Marion was also a term instructor at Camosun College from 2015 – 2017 as well as various freelance paralegal work.
Marion is a Past Member of the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund, Canadian Paralegal Institute’s ‘PLUG’ (Paralegal Users Group) and of the Amici Curiae Pro Bono Paralegal Program is a current member of the Independent Contractors Association of BC and the BC Paralegal Association. She handles all of the administration duties for her family construction business Soare Contracting Inc., sits on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island and is a Paralegal/Office Administrator for Arbutus Law Group LLP.
Marion’s greatest accomplishment though is being the mother of four grown children – two daughters and two sons as well as the grandmother of three granddaughters and one grandson.