Sectors of Practice
I currently offer services in Arbitration in the following areas: •All aspects of family, separation, divorce, including custody, access, determining incomes, child and spousal support and property and financial matters including division of family businesses/farms etc. Any inquires for arbitration outside of the above areas will be considered on an individual basis. I have been a practicing lawyer for 33 years and a collaborative lawyer for almost 20 years. I am the owner and primary ADR professional in my company Trauma Informed Conflict Solutions Inc. I audited my first arbitration course in 1987 while taking my Master’s in Law at the University of London in England and have been involved in presenting and taking courses in med/arb and related areas over the years since that time. I have taken trainings related to various areas and aspects of arbitration through LESA [Legal Education Society of Alberta], LRCY [Legal Representation for Children and Youth], AFMS [Family Mediation Society of Alberta], FMS [Family Mediation Canada], ADRIA [Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta], CFS [Child and Family Services], Collaborative Associations of Alberta and Central Alberta and the ICCFL [International Center for Children and Family Law] among others in the following areas. •Collaborative law – interest-based negotiation, active listening etc. •Interviewing and representing children using various tools, child development, trauma, brain architecture and injury, addictions, parenting, and child centered. •Numerous courses on arbitration including, family, divorce, children, elders, parenting coordination, financial and corporate aspects of separation and trauma informed med/arb. Since 2000 I have practiced primarily in the following areas. •Divorce, Family and Children’s law since 2000. •Child welfare law, representing children. •Adoption and grandparents’ rights, and •Some corporate, real estate, wills and estates, personal injury and labour law. I have practiced in the following other areas during my career: •International Commercial Litigation while practicing in New York City in the USA. •Commercial litigation in Ontario. •Child Welfare litigation in Ontario. •War Crimes work: •International Offshore Structuring of businesses and assets.
ADR Training & Qualifications
Mediation/Arbitration designations: C-Arb, PM, CFM-S
Other Professional Qualifications