I graduated from Queens’ Law School in 1978 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980. I have been practicing primarily in the area of Family Law since July 1981. I also carry on a Family Mediation practice and am a member of the Ottawa and Ontario Association of Family Mediation and am a member in good standing of Family Mediation Canada and have a Certificate in Arbitration from the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario.
Most recently, I have become very excited about the new initiative of Collaborative Family Law. I am convinced that Collaborative Family Law will prove to be a further and better alternative dispute resolution model for many people wrestling with family law issues following separation. In my the view the Collaborative Family Law approach presents a much preferred alternative to the traditional and adversarial litigation process and am proud to be a founding member of the Ottawa Collaborative Family Law practice panel.