On Being a Female Lawyer

When representing people suffering personal injury in car accidents, there are fewer female lawyers than male lawyers. It is not clear why, since personal injury is in fact “personal” and involves both male and female victims. Also, in the North Okanagan, there are only a few experienced female personal injury lawyers (senior lawyers). As a […]

Vernon Women in Business – President’s Year complete

Melody Martin served the Vernon Women in Business for two years, as Vice President and then President, her term ending when the new Board was elected for September 2018.  This non-profit organization is the largest association of business women in Vernon and serves to support and educate as well as to promote networking and the […]

Estate Lawyer Vernon

Your Vernon feature in the Vernon Morning Star newspaper, online edition

The Vernon Morning Star interviewed Melody Martin about herself and her perspectives on Vernon, BC.  Read her comments here.

Multiple Wills as a Tax Strategy

An interesting read for anyone who remembers the case of a Kelowna man who made two wills: one that required probate, and another that allowed his successful chicken farming business to avoid probate. There are many subtleties like this one in estate planning, which is another reason why it can be a good idea to […]