Toronto, Ontario M4S 2Z2
Deborah is passionate about collaborative practice and deeply committed to supporting her clients in identifying and achieving their most important goals. She works with her clients in a team approach to make the transition through separation as smooth as possible.
Deborah is a dedicated trainer, offering introductory team training and advanced workshops in settlement advocacy, negotiation, keeping interests at the table, collaborative protocols, and growing your settlement practice. She is also available for keynotes and leading practice group retreats. Deborah teaches collaborative lawyering at the local law school. Deborah is one of the newly announced IACP training faculty.
Deborah runs The Settlement Clinic, A Resource for Family Dispute Resolution Professionals which offers a one year program on growing your settlement practice, along with retreats and keynotes.
Deborah is also an accredited family mediator.
Professional Activitiescollaborative practice, mediation, negotiation, teaching, training, coaching
University of Toronto Hons. B.A. majors psychology and commerce (1988)
Osgoode Hall Law School LL.B. (1991)
Growing your Settlement Practice,
Collaborative Team Protocol,
Keeping Interests at the Table,
Practice Group Retreats
Collaborative Introductory Team Training at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario
Collaborative Team Introductory Level 1 training (2 days) Toronto
Collaborative Team Introductory Level 2 training (3 days) Toronto
Collaborative Team Protocols (1 day) - Toronto, York Region, IACP forum, OCLF annual conference (1/2 day)
2 Day and 3 Day introductory Collaborative Team Training
Collaborative Team Protocols (1 day)
Victoria Smith, Sheila Brown, Jane Tremblay
CommentsDeborah is a member of the Board of Directors for Collaborative Practice Toronto. She has presented workshops at IACP forums, the World Congress on Children's Rights and Family Law, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the annual conferences of the Ontario Collaborative Lawyers Federation, the Ontario Association of Family Mediators and the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario as well as programs run by the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association. Deborah runs The Settlement Clinic, a Resource for Family Dispute Resolution Professionals.