I am an accredited Family mediator (accmed OAFM) and a family lawyer with over thirty years of experience. My legal practice specializes in providing legal assistance in child protection matters to parents, children through the Office of the Children's Lawyer, kin and other stakeholders. I have appeared at all levels of courts in Ontario, and I am a board member of the FamilyLawyer's Association serving on the Legal Aid Ontario committee advocating for better access to justice, the domestic violence public consult committee, and other related access to justice committees. I provide family mediation as a form of alternate dispute revolution recognizing that the court system is a very lengthy, expensive, challenging and often damaging process to people. Family Mediation provides a process for persons to deal with the issues that arise from their separation in a manner that is respectful and safe.