Averie McNary

Averie J H McNary

Q.C. B.A. (Manitoba ‘78), LL.B. (Alberta ’81), LL.M. (Dalhousie ’97), Certificate, Senior and Executive Management (University of Alberta School of Business ’12)

Faculty of Law
Law Centre
780-492-5049
780-492-4924 (fax)
mcnary@ualberta.ca


Professor McNary recently completed a thirty year career with Alberta Justice. As Director of Legislative Reform she researched, developed and advised on legislative policy and participated in reform of legislation. In particular, she led the development the 2010 Alberta Wills and Succession Act and related Surrogate Rules changes. She was a lead on major reform of Alberta family legislation in 2004 and 2010, and served on many other law reform project teams. In the traditional barrister and solicitor role, Ms McNary acted in matters of child protection and family law, mass settlements of tort claims, court operations, creditors' rights, limitations and other matters administered by Alberta Justice. She has developed policy and programs for government and Courts relating to dispute resolution, access to justice and court administration.

Ms. McNary has been an instructor and chair a number of events for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and Canadian Bar Association and have lectured to lawyers and public groups on family law, wills and estates, dispute resolution and other topics. She previously taught Dispute Resolution at the Law School.

Ms. McNary is teaching Torts