About the OCLF

The Ontario Collaborative Law Federation represents 20 collaborative practice groups across Ontario. Members of the practice groups include trained collaborative legal, financial and family professionals.

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What We Do

Collaborative divorce is currently the most common use for the collaborative process in Ontario. However it is also an ideal process for cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts (“pre-nups”).

  • Separation agreements
  • Parenting agreements
  • Marriage contracts
  • Cohabitation agreements

Board of Directors & Committees

Our Board of Directors is comprised of legal, financial and family collaborative professionals from across the province.

Executive Director

Judith Huddart

Lawyer

President

James Jeffcott

Lawyer

Vice-President

John Williamson

Financial Professional

Treasurer

Joyce Owen

Financial Professional

Secretary

Joelle Adelson

Lawyer

Past President

Nicola Savin

Lawyer

Board Member

Alison Anderson

Financial Professional

Board Member

Bronwen Bruch

Financial Professional

Board Member

Brian Galbraith

Lawyer

Board Member

Deborah Graham

Lawyer

Board Member

Bev LeMay

Family Professional

Board Member

Ellen Nightingale

Lawyer

Board Member

Mark Weiman

Financial Professional

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting

December 2018

December 12 2018

via Zoom conference

Board Meeting

January 2019

January 9 2019

via Zoom conference

Board Meeting

February 2019

February 13 2019

via Zoom conference

Our Committees & Committee Chairs

Advanced Collaborative Professional

Jean-Jacques Paquette

Conference

Nicola Savin

External Relations
Finance
Internal Communications

Joelle Adelson

Lower Cost Solutions
Membership

Joelle Adelson

Outreach
Practices and Procedures

Jean-Jacques Paquette

Professional Development

Ellen Nightingale

John Williamson

Training

Deborah Graham

Website

Joelle Adelson

Governance

Vacant - Contact the Executive Director for info

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Standards and Ethics

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has adopted Standards and Ethics appropriate for the unique nature of collaborative practice. They are designed to advance consistency of practice, a common set of expectations for professionals and clients, and a high level of integrity for the benefit of clients. The OCLF encourages all collaborative professionals to regard these as minimum expectations to ensure that collaborative practice retains quality, consistency and integrity.

IACP Standards and Ethics Document