Kate was commissioned as a BC Notary on May 5th, 2005 and shortly thereafter opened a new Notary practice in West Vancouver. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the BC Society of Notaries Public and serves on the Public Relations and Magazine Committee, Legislation and By Laws Committee, Education and Special Fund Review Board Panel.
Kate’s past professional experience included a five year fulltime term as a Judge for the Court of Canadian Citizenship, BC/Yukon region, during which time her duties included conducting daily hearings; officiating weekly at Swearing-In Ceremonies which included monthly (circuit) travel, to towns and cities, throughout British Columbia. As Co-ordinating Judge in her final years of office, Kate also represented the Court at numerous public speaking engagements and appearances.
At the completion of her five year term of office, Kate returned to the private sector establishing K. Manvell & Associates where she worked as an Immigration practitioner, assisting business immigrants from around the world, in obtaining their Permanent Resident status to Canada.
Kate served many years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Organization of Professional Immigration Consultants (OPIC), St. David’s United Church, the British Properties Homeowners’ Association and local riding associations of the Conservative Party. Kate has a long-time association with First United Church, in downtown Vancouver and often assists their clientele with no-cost notarial services.
Kate calls her legal practise a “boutique Notary service” specializing in Estate planning, which includes Adult Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney and Last Will and Testaments along with conveyancing services for real estate purchases and sales as well as refinancing services.
Kate has been a home owner and resident of West Vancouver since August, 1989. She has two adult children, a lovely daughter-in-law and a dear doggie named “Blossom” who is a 13 1/2 year old Coton de Tulear.