As a former member of Toastmasters and having acted for years as a lecturer for Dale Carnegie, I have had the opportunity to win an award in leadership. I also had the opportunity to provide training in mediation and its principles of communication. I have had the chance to participate in several conferences as a speaker. I currently teach civil mediation and participatory justice at the University of Ottawa. Furthermore, in recent years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with several instructors and do thorough research on techniques of diplomacy and appropriate techniques to better manage stress and bullying at work. On request, individually or in teams, I am available as a speaker to inform the public and businesses on topics such as mediation, negotiation, the art of questioning, non-verbal exchanges, communication, stress management and bullying in the workplace.
Some information about your mediator:
A native of the city of Gatineau, I attended high school at the College Saint-Alexandre. After finishing my CEGEP, I received my LLB from Laval University in Quebec and the Bar of Quebec in Ottawa.
I completed my internship in a law office in Montreal, in family law and civil liability. After becoming a member of the Quebec Bar in 1999, I opened my own practice in Gatineau in December of that year, specializing in family law. In 2001, I had the opportunity to work for an excellent lawyer with experience in civil and commercial matters. This experience allowed me to fully understand the structure of a good office. Passionate about family law, I resumed my practice in 2002 on a better foundation. On the advice of two major mediators in the region, I completed training in family mediation.
In addition to being a certified mediator, I had the opportunity to attend courses in communication, leadership and conflict management. Since 2007 I have had the opportunity to share my passion with law students at the University in Ottawa, where I teach a seminar on mediation and participatory justice.
Since September 1st, 1997, the Department of Justice covers in part the payment of fees of a certified mediator in family matters and that on the condition that dependent children are subject of the application.
Thus, the Department covers the payment of a mediator for up to five hours when it is a first application to the court, and for 2.5 hours if it is a request for review of judgment.
In the event that additional mediation sessions become necessary or if no child was subject of the application (e.g., autonomous child), the mediation fees will be billed directly to the clients. Contact us for more information.