For the past 25 years, Pauline Nocente has been an active member of the BC Arts community, from her student days as Commissioner of the UBC AMS Art Gallery, to her recent position on the U.E.L.'s Advisory Design Panel overseeing and making recommendations regarding the architecture, urban planning and design of the University Endowment Lands. Through her children, she is involved in several artistic endeavours, including the Goh Ballet, Arts Umbrella, the Mozart School of Music, Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Arts, the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Vancouver Bach Choir.
Pauline has been a Member of the B.C. Law Society since 1998. After articling at a downtown Vancouver law firm, she practised law for eight years. She spent five years at the Department of Justice defending the decisions of federal administrative tribunals before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, and three years at a full service firm as a litigator in BC Supreme Court.