B.A. Philosphy and English
Bachelor of Laws
Chartered Mediator (ADRIO)
Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM)
Lifetime Member of FDRIO
Collaborative Family Law Training
How to teach Collaborative Law with Richard Shields
Family Law Arbitration – 40 hour course
Certificate in Family Mediation
Advanced Mediation Studies with seminal mediators, Helen Goudge, Dr. Clive Chamberlain, Judy Ryan, Mary Satterfield and Howard Irving
Office of the Children’s Lawyer training (twice each year) for 25 years
Power Imbalances in Family Mediation and Arbitration
Practical Ethics for Working Mediators – ADRIO
Attended many AFCC International annual conferences
I obtained my degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Toronto in 1974 and completed my Bachelors of Law at Queens University, graduating in 1977. I was called to the bar in 1979.
I have had a busy mediation and arbitration practice since 1990 and I provided mediation internships to many students since 2005. Most of my students have successfully qualified to become Chartered Mediators with the ADR Institute and/or accredited with OAFM and/or FDRIO.
I sat on the Internship Committee with the ADR Institute of Ontario and participated in developing their mediation internship program.
I was a co-chair of the family mediation section of FDRIO with Richard Shields until October of 2016.
I am committed to the advancement of training and practicing standards for Mediators in the Province of Ontario.