Collaborative Practice Durham Region
Whitby, Ontario L1N 4R2
Respect . . . dignity . . . creativity . . . empowerment . . .
These are the kinds of things that are effectively stripped from participants in the Family Court system. By contrast, one of the goals of collaborative practice is to preserve these very fundamental values. In my practice, I have found that almost always the best resolutions are created when the participants themselves are given the support and guidance to structure their own futures. The commitment of all members of a collaborative team is to create a negotiating environment where this can occur.
I have worked in family law since 1989, and as part of the collaborative practice movement since 2003.
Professional ActivitiesChair of Collaborative Practice, Durham Region.
1984 - B.A. (Hons.) in English and French literature from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
1987 - LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada