Marvin N. Stark; Q.C. Professor Emeritus: SFU: Law Practice [deceased 2008]
Honourary General Legal Counsel In Perpetuity [note : Marvin Stark Institute for Indigenous Law Studies International]
Marvin N. Stark was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1958, appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel in 1992; and, was a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
Mr. Stark practiced in the areas of aboriginal law, general counsel and corporate commercial law. He has acted as general counsel for several closely held British Columbia corporations involved in a variety of industries.
He has been involved as general legal counsel in assisting various groups of First Nations peoples in Canada to pursue their self-governing initiatives and economic development aspirations both domestically and internationally.
Professional and Other Activities
Mr. Stark designed and taught the Legal Environment of Business courses at Simon Fraser University since 1967. He was appointed Professor Emeritus on his retirement from the University in 1997.
Mr. Stark was a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, an associate member of the Committee for Racial Justice, and was a Simon Fraser University representative on the Strategic Native-Non-Native Business Studies Program.
He was also a panel member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Society's Conflict of Interest Sub-Committee of the Professional Standards Committee. And, he has also served as Vice-Chair of the Senior Lawyers Division, a member of the Planning and Priorities Committee of British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, on the executive of the Simon Fraser University's Retirees Association and is a life member of the President's Club of Simon Fraser University.
Thank you, Marvin. I do miss your regular morning calls; and, your crisp sense of humour. But, most importantly, I continue to rely upon your guiding counsel on matters of natural Justice [Justice McCruer] ; fairness and judicial review. So often, as you said, " too many times common sense is not so common.
Regards, Ralph Charles Goodwin / Yuxwuletun [Eagle Speaker]; friend