Get Up & Go – November 10th, 2016
This November we are excited to welcome the Honourable Justice Nancy L. Key as our Get Up & Go Breakfast for Women Leaders guest speaker. Madam Justice Key’s decorated law career, dedication to community service, and passion for advocating equality and rights for women and low-income families have distinguished her as a successful and inspiring female leader.
Madam Justice Key completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Prince Edward Island and received a bachelor of laws in 1981 from Dalhousie University. She was admitted to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1982, and was appointed to the Queen’s Counsel in 2001.
Madam Justice Key launched her career in Prince Edward Island with Key and Key alongside partner and husband Derek D. Key, Q.C. Her areas of practice were primarily family law, real estate, estate law, mediation, and collaborative law. In 2008, the firm, then known as Key, McKnight & Maynard, merged with McInnes Cooper. Madam Justice Key remained with McInnes Cooper until 2013, when she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.
In addition to her busy career, Madam Justice Key is a dedicated volunteer. As a breast cancer survivor and advocate for gender equality, she currently serves on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Atlantic, and is an active member of the Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association.
Madam Justice Key was the proud recipient of the Queens’ Jubilee medal, and is a Paul Harris Fellow awarded through Rotary International. She has also served as past president of the Zonta Club of Summerside, former board member of the Prince County Family Services Bureau, former governor for PEI of the Canadian Unity Council, and as the former director of Junior Achievement PEI.
Outside of her professional life, Madam Justice Nancy Key enjoys reading, horseback riding, swimming, boating, and spending time with her loving husband, four grown children, and two grandchildren.