About the Author

Sharon Sutherland

 

Taking the plunge!

 

Workwise, I’m a mediator and former law professor.  From 2000-2014, I taught a clinical mediation program at UBC Faculty of Law, ran a judicial externship program and acted as Clinic Supervisor for the CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic.  My private mediation practice has been focused on child protection mediation as I have been Manager of Development for the BC Child Protection Mediation Practicum program, but I continue to conduct some commercial and civil mediations both privately and as a mentor for the Court Mediation Program or CoRe Clinic.

Before entering law school, I was was working on a Ph.D. in Drama that lapsed when I couldn’t quite manage articling, a pregnancy with twins, and completing a thesis.  Instead, when the twins were one and I was expecting a third, I went back to do an LL.M. in ADR.  But, of course, I’ve always viewed my pre-Law theatre work as an important counterpart to my legal training and have consequently worked on several projects related to the intersection of Law and Theatre.

You’ll see lots of influences from my theatre studies and legal studies in this blog.  I also write about popular culture, especially television, so you will find references to my favourites shows.  But you’ll also hear ideas drawn from my family life.  I’m a mother of three teenage girls, married to a tax lawyer.  I spend lots of my time at sports fields (playing coaching or cheering), dance recitals, theatre productions, music performances, and all of the other places you’d expect with busy teens.  Happily, all of those are fodder for jolts!

And borrowing from image theatre’s emphasis on the visual, the accompanying photo of me will tell you all about how I’m approaching Core Jolts!

2 Comments to “About the Author”

  1. Love the Bot article, just discovered it by Googling myself (ashamed to say)!

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