ADR Chambers International


ADR Chambers International


180 Duncan Mill 4th Floor

Toronto Ontario

Canada M3B 1Z6


Allan J. Stitt, C.Med., C.Arb., LL.M.

Executive Director
Jenn Rosen, B.A., LL.B.


Tel: (001) 416 362-8555

Fax: (001) 416 362-8825

Toll Free 1-800-856-5154




International Arbitration



The Honourable Mary M. Hetherington

Mary Hetherington is a member of ADR Chambers, Western Region. ADR Chambers is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Group which offers ADR services in the form of Mediations, Arbitrations, Neutral Evaluations, Mini-Trials, Med-Arbs, and Private Appeals on consent, from Arbitration Awards and Trial Judgments.

Mary received her B.A. from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 1954 and her LL.B. from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1963. She was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Alberta in 1964 and from 1967 to 1978 was a sole practitioner in Calgary, Alberta.

Judicial Career

  • 1978 Appointed to District Court of Alberta
  • 1979 District Court of Alberta and Supreme Court of Alberta merged and became Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • 1982 Appointed Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Yukon
  • 1985 Appointed to Court of Appeal of Alberta
  • 1991 Appointed Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories
  • 1999 Appointed Deputy Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice
  • 1999 Appointed to Nunavut Court of Appeal
  • 2001 Retired from Court of Appeal of Alberta
  • 2001 Again appointed Deputy Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice


  • 1992 Legal Humanitarian Award presented by Calgary Legal Guidance
  • 2000 YWCA Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Hetherington was very active in legal education throughout her career at the Bar and on the Bench. As a member of the judiciary, she participated in various seminars given by the National Judicial Institute, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the Legal Education Society of Alberta. In particular, she was involved for many years in the trial advocacy and appellate advocacy seminars conducted by the Legal Education Society of Alberta. In addition, she was engaged as a resource person in judgment writing seminars given by the CIA in Alberta.

ADR Interests

Mary Hetherington took an interest in alternative dispute resolution some years ago, having received training from the National Judicial Institute in 1977. More recently, in 2001, she completed an ADR workshop offered by Stitt Feld Handy Houston ADR Limited, Toronto, receiving a certificate of qualification in ADR.

Mary Hetherington has a wide range of experience in various aspects of law and is available for all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including, in particular, mediation, arbitration and on consent, private appeals from trial judgments and arbitral awards.



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