Corwin Mills, QC

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Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, November 20, 2015, Corwin Mills, QC of Clarenville, aged 70 years. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Mildred Mills. Left with fond and loving memories his wife June; daughter Sonja (Alicia) and son Steven (Marin); sister Rowena McNeil; brothers Archie Mills and Merlin Mills (Shirley); and a large circle of extended family and close friends.

Corwin received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce Degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1967. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1971. He was admitted to the Bar on April 10th, 1972. In 1983, he earned a Master of Laws Degree in Marine Law from the University of Wales, U.K., with his thesis on the topic of ship’s mortgages. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988 and a Master of the Supreme Court in 1998. During his 43 year career, he appeared in all levels of the court in the province and the Supreme Court of Canada.

He was the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association Newfoundland Branch Distinguished Public Service Award in 2001, and in 2015, he received the Gordon M. Stirling, QC, Distinguished Service Award, for members and former members of the Law Society, and of the judiciary who have made a substantial contribution to the Law Society, the legal profession or the administration of justice, while at the same time making a significant contribution to the public or one’s community.

In 2014, Corwin was inducted into the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame for his exemplary professional career. Corwin was heavily involved in community activities including the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, White Hills Ski Resort, Clarenville Nordic Ski Club, the 1994 Winter Games Committee and numerous other boards and committees over the years.

In 1978, he was the Co-Winner of the Leroy Miller Award, along with his wife June, as Clarenville’s Sports Builder of the Year. In 2014, he and his wife June were named Patrons of the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games in recognition of their contribution to the community, and in particular, their contribution to the sport of cross country skiing. In 2015, Corwin was inducted into the Cross Country Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame.

The legal community has lost one its most distinguished lawyers and the town of Clarenville has lost one of its long time community leaders.

Corwin Mills, Q.C. inducted into the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce

The lawyers and staff of Mills, Pittman and Twyne congratulate Corwin Mills, Q.C. on his induction to the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. In February 2014. Corwin was recognized for his more than 40 year legal career, and for starting the first law firm in Clarenville, which has now grown to be one of the largest full service law firms in the province. Corwin has also contributed to the overall growth and success of the community by being a leader and volunteering in numerous organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, the Alpine Development Alliance Corporation. In fact, Corwin was the recipient of the Canadian Bar Associations Distinguished Community Service Award in 1991 and CARA’s  Leroy Miller Award. More information on Corwin’s career and community involvement can be found on his profile. Congratulations Corwin!

2nd Annual Senior’s Information Fair

The Random Age-Friendly Communities will be holding the 2nd Annual Senior’s Information Fair at the Royal Canadian Legion and the Lion’s Club on Legion Road in Clarenville, on October 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mills Pittman and Twyne will be one of the exhibitors again this year. We will be providing information on estate planning including the preparation of legal documents such as Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys, and Advanced Health Care Directives.

For more information or to register, contact Brenda at 466-2870.

Arts Under The Stars – Another Successful Season

Arts Under The Stars – Mills Pittman & Twyne would like to congratulate the organizers and performers of Arts Under the Stars on another successful season. Mills Pittman & Twyne have been proud supporters of this summer festival for the past 9 seasons. Arts Under the Stars is a series of free performances held throughout the summer at Elizabeth Swan Park in Clarenville, NL.

Willis Wiseman receives a Bachelors of Business Administration

Mills Pittman & Twyne extend congratulations to our associate Willis Wiseman, upon his recent receipt of his degree of Bachelor of Business Administration on May 28, 2014.

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Gregory Pittman appointed to Queen’s Counsel

Mills Pittman & Twyne extend congratulations to Gregory Pittman upon his recent appointment to Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

To read more about this appointment in the Government press release, click HERE.

Mills, Pittman & Twyne Sponsor the 2014 Winter Games


Mills, Pittman & Twyne has become a proud sponsor of the 2014 NL Winter Games, to be hosted in Clarenville March 1-8 2014.