Aubrey Sherman

2C-625 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4V4
Canada
Office Phone: 5198840034
Member since 2021
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

Aubrey is a Partner at Sherman Law LLP, a certified collaborative lawyer, and a family mediator with over 16 years of hands-on experience in helping families resolve conflict through interest-based discussions. He is a resourceful negotiator, a strong communicator, and an empathetic lawyer who is quick to spot creative opportunities to resolve disputes.

Aubrey is currently completing advanced mediation and conflict management training through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He has completed Dispute Resolution Levels 1 & 2 at the University of Waterloo & ADR Institute of Ontario. He has advanced family mediation training through the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM) and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo that allows him to help couples get past impasse, where collaborative discussions often break down and prevent settlement. As a family mediator, Aubrey assists couples mediate disputes and resolve family law conflict, but he does not represent either client in the dispute. He is proficient in LGBTQ2+ family law matters. Aubrey is also a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM), the ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO), and the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO).

Aubrey welcomes all modern families in his practice including same-sex couples. He works with couples who participate in good faith, with honesty, respect, and cooperation. He helps couples design plans based on their interests and goals. He assists clients with parenting plans, separation/cohabitation agreements, and marriage contracts through a collaborative approach.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law & Divorce, Collaborative Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration
License(s): Law Society of Ontario, 2005 to Current; Candidate for Certified Specialist in Family Mediation (FDRP Med.) with FDRIO - 2021; Candidate for Accredited Family Mediation (AccFM) with OAFM - 2021; Candidate for Certified Family Mediator (Cert.F.Med.) with ADRIO - 2021;

Professional Activities

Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Agency, Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region, 2016-Current

Undergraduate Education

York University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A) – Sociology, 2001

Postgraduate Education

University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2004

Professional Education

Harvard Law School - Program on Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management (Candidate for Certificate, 2021)
Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Family Law Training and Skills Development (Formerly Levels 1 and 2), Certificate, 2021
Osgoode Hall Law School - Professional Development, York University - The Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice (Four-month intensive program), Certificate, 2021
Ontario Association of Family Mediation, Candidate for Accredited Family Mediator (AccFM), 2020
ADR Institute of Ontario, Candidate for Certified Family Mediator (Cert.F.Med.), 2020
ADR Institute of Ontario – Dispute Resolution Levels 1 and 2, Certificate, 2020
University of Waterloo, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies – Conrad Grebel University College, Dispute Resolution Level 2 – Mediation, Certificate, 2020
University of Waterloo, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies – Conrad Grebel University College, Dispute Resolution Level 1 – Fundamentals, Certificate, 2020

Comments

Consultations welcomed. Now working with clients by Zoom Video Conference. Aubrey practices almost exclusively in the areas of family law. Aubrey believes that collaborative family law and mediation are two of the most effective ways to resolve family law disputes. Collaborative law is an effective tool for conflict resolution because it allows couples to discuss their concerns and resolve conflict in a manner that is rare in litigation. Research shows that couples who choose to avoid the courts and use ADR processes are able to resolve their disputes quicker and with lower legal fees than the traditional litigation and court process. Aubrey's role as a trusted legal advisor is to not only ensure that his clients understand the law and options available to them, but also as a healing profession where his clients have the resources and tools they need to heal from the separation in a healthy and productive way.