Dalhousie University (Bachelor of Arts, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, 1952). Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1964.
Working as a partner of Smith, LYONS, TORRANCE, STEVENSON. Admitted to the bar, 1953, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Canadian Bar Association. County of York Law Association. Law Society of Upper Canada.
The Advocates’ Society of Ontario (Director, 1971, 1972 and
American Bar Association (Associate Member). The Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel.
Defense Research Institute. Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society.
The Osgoode Society; The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.