Chair

Nancy J. Cameron, Q.C., Vancouver, BC. Ms. Cameron is a lawyer, writer and educator specializing in collaborative law and mediation. An experienced trial counsel, she now focuses her practice on settlement by supporting children and families through dispute resolution. Ms. Cameron is one of the founders of the Collaborative Divorce Association of Vancouver and was the first co-chair of the group with Susan Gamache. She was a board member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals from 2005-2010, including serving as President in 2009. Since 2001, Ms. Cameron has been a leader in the development of collaborative law training in British Columbia. This work has included developing materials for and presenting at numerous training sessions and, since 2003, serving as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia faculty of law to teach a course in collaborative practice.

   

Faculty

Rahul AggarwalLawyer, Clean Divorce, Collaborative Family Law & Mediation, New Westminster, BC. Rahul is a Collaborative Family Lawyer & Mediator. He helps clients resolve their family disputes, including spousal support, child support, parenting time, guardianship, protection, divorce, and property settlement disputes. He understands the importance of no-court resolution in family law and works with his clients to help families find agreeable solutions out of court. His goal is to find a process that works for his clients and allows them to reduce on-going conflict during their separation and keeping families and children out of court.

   

The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. BaumanCourt of Appeal of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman is the Chief Justice of British Columbia, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon. He was appointed a justice of the BCSC in 1996; a justice of the BCCA in 2008; the Chief Justice of the BCSC in 2009; and the Chief Justice of British Columbia in 2013. In 2012 and again in 2013, Chief Justice Bauman was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential” in the justice system in Canada. He was also presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal for contributions to Canada. In 2015, he was appointed First Vice-Chair of the Canadian Judicial Council, and he is the founding Chair of Access to Justice BC.

   

Laurel Dietz, Owner, Alinea Legal Coaching, Victoria, BC. Laurel Dietz is the owner of Alinea Legal Coaching, a small business with offices in Victoria and Duncan. Alinea Legal Coaching opened its doors on October 1, 2016 and endeavours to provide legal coaching and support to self-represented litigants and clients managing their own family matters across BC. Laurel was called to the bar in 2011 in Vancouver before relocating to Vancouver Island in 2013. Laurel has practised in the areas of family law, child protection, and criminal defence.

   

Zahra H. Jimale, Lawyer, Jimale Law Corp., Vancouver, BC. Zahra H. Jimale is a family law lawyer that provides unbundled legal services. She is also a collaborative divorce lawyer, certified family law mediator, and an educator. She teaches Family Law at Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC) and Family and Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives at Royal Roads University. To learn more about Zahra, please visit http://www.jimalelawcorp.com./who-we-are/.

   

Beatrice C. McCutcheon, Lawyer, Cook Roberts LLP, Victoria, BC. Bea practices exclusively in the area of family law. Her practice focuses on the negotiation and drafting of agreements, both prior to cohabitation or marriage and after separation. She has a particular interest in the proper construction of agreements, as well as other forms of documenting a settlement. Bea is a frequent presenter and author in these areas and a member of the Editorial Board for the CLEBC’s Family Law Agreements Annotated Precedents. She is also a member of Victoria’s Collaborative Family Separation Professionals and an elected member of Provincial Council for the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch.

   
 

Jane Morley, Q.C., Lawyer, Restorative Solutions, Vancouver, BC. Ms. Morley is a lawyer by profession and now works as a conflict consultant, mediator and public policy advisor. She is a principal of Restorative Solutions, a group that offers a constructive approach to conflict both within and among organizations. She is currently the Strategic Coordinator of Access to Justice BC and a core team member of the BC Family Justice Innovation Lab. She practised family law, labour law and general civil litigation in Victoria for over 20 years before becoming a mediator and arbitrator with a particular focus on family mediation. She has served in many professional and public positions, including: Governor and Chair of the BC Law Foundation; Official Trustee of the BC Legal Services Society; BC Child and Youth Officer; and Commissioner of the first Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

   

Janko Predovic, Lawyer, Predovic Family Law & Mediation, Vancouver, BC. Mr. Predovic is a lawyer, mediator and adjudicator. He operates an ADR-based family law practice in New Westminster and works for the Government of British Columbia resolving employment standards disputes. His philosophy is that family law clients are usually best served when lawyers act as problem solvers first and advocates second, and he is an early adopter of innovations that can reduce conflict for families in transition. He has studied at the University of Sydney (LLB, MCrim) and the University of Toronto (BA).

   

Jane Reid, Partner, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver, BC. Jane Reid was called to the BC Bar in 2003 and has practised family law exclusively since 2004.  She has appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia.  Jane regularly represents clients in litigation matters, in mediations, and the collaborative process.  Jane is also a certified family law mediator. Jane is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association Family Law Subsection (Vancouver), and has been on the executive since 2008. Jane has been an author, editor, and contributor to several important BC family law publications, including: member of the Editorial Board of the BC Family Practice Manual (2013-2017); contributing author to the annual update of BC Family Law Agreements, Annotated Precedents (2010-2012); and contributing author to the Annotated Family Practice (2009-2017). Jane has also been a regular guest instructor at the British Columbia Professional Legal Training Course.

   

Meghan J. Selinger, Lawyer, Hamilton Fabbro, Vancouver, BC. Ms. Selinger was called to the Bar in August, 2005 after completing law school at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Selinger completed her articles and worked as an associate in the Fraser Valley practising in the areas of family law, civil litigation and insurance defence. She joined Hamilton Fabbro in May, 2010. Ms. Selinger is the author of the 2011 and 2012 Update for the CLEBC Family Law Sourcebook for BC. In 2014 she co-taught the Family Law course at the UBC Faculty of Law. She is the current Co-Chair of the CBA Family Law Subsection - Vancouver.

 

Anna Silver, Lawyer, Hamilton Fabbro, Vancouver, BC. Anna Silver is a family lawyer, Collaborative Divorce practitioner, and mediator at Hamilton Fabbro in Vancouver, having practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. Anna’s practice favours out of court dispute resolution mechanisms including mediation, arbitration, and Collaborative processes, and encompasses all aspects of family law including cohabitation, relationship breakdown, adoption, and assistive reproductive technology. Anna has been a regular presenter and author on family law topics and currently sits on the board of directors of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver.

   

Zara Suleman, Lawyer, Suleman Family Law, Vancouver, BC. Zara Suleman practises family law exclusively with a focus in fertility law and she is also a certified family law mediator and collaborative law practitioner. Zara has also been actively involved in presenting, training, writing, and editing materials on family law issues. Prior to law school Zara was a front-line community advocate for over a decade. Zara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University (1994); a Law degree from the University of Ottawa (2004); and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Victoria (2006). Zara has successfully represented clients through BC Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court, and the BC Court of Appeal. Zara currently sits on the WCLEAF Family Law Advisory. Zara is also a Board Member for the Rise Women’s Legal Centre.