Susan Zwaenepoel

Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton)

#104, 10611 - 98 Avenue
Edmonton, T5K 2P7
Office Phone: 780-425-9777
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

I have been practicing law for 35+ years, the majority of that time concentrating my practice in the area of family law litigation. Since 2001, I have enthusiastically incorporated Collaborative Family Law into my practice and my practice is now restricted to Collaborative Family Law and mediation.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Member of the Law Society of Alberta ~Member of the Canadian Bar Association ~Member of the IACP ~Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer ~Member of the Alberta Family Mediation Society

Professional Activities

Registrar, Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton) ~Co-Chair, Interdisciplinary Committee, ACFP(E) ~Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Alberta ~Attended IACP Forums in 2003 Vancouver BC, 2005 Atlanta GA, 2006, San Diego CA, 2007, Toronto, Ont, 2008, New Orleans LA, 2009, Minneapolis, 2010, Washington DC, 2011, San Francisco, 2012 Chicago, 2013 San Antonio TX, 2014 Vancouver ~Have acted in various capacities with Canadian Bar Association (Edmonton) Family Law subsection including Chair and Northern Alberta Respresentative, CBA National Family Law Section, ~Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta in Collaborative Practice ~Lecturer at Continuing Legal Education Seminars, LESA - Lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2013 ~Trainer, Introduction to Collaborative Practice, Legal Education Society of Alberta ~Trainer, Interest Based Negotiation for Collaborative Professionals, Legal Education Society of Alberta ~Instructor in family law, chamber advocacy and client interviewing with the Bar Admission/CPLED course ~Accepted as an expert witness on Collaborative Practice and standard of care by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench - Participant in the IACP Leadership Academy 2013 - 2014

Undergraduate Education

Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, 1975- 1977

Professional Education

1981, Bachelor of Law, University of Alberta