Family lawyer and Collaborative practitioner Victoria Smith, JD and attorney Deborah Graham, JD will be the featured keynote speakers at the 2020 CFLCW Online Annual Meeting on November 12, 2020.

Ms. Smith is a former Member of the Board of Directors of the IACP and a founding Member and Past Chair of the Peel Halton Collaborative Family Law Association in Canada.

This year the Annual Meeting will be a 3 hour online meeting that will include the annual CFLCW Business meeting, social breakouts and Victoria's keynote address entitled The Meaning of Advocacy in Collaborative Practice

The keynote address is a precursor to a more intensive and longer CFLCW training that Victoria and Deborah Graham, JD will provide to members in early 2021. Ms. Graham will be joining Victoria for the November Annual Meeting Keynote Presentation. The 2021 training will be six hours, online, and spread across two separate days. Details regarding the the 2021 session will be announced shortly.

About Victoria Smith, JD

Victoria Smith is a family lawyer with over 30 years of experience.  For over a decade she has confined her practice to settlement work – Collaborative Practice and Mediation.  Victoria’s practice focuses on serving professionals, business owners and their spouses. She has extensive experience dealing with complex property and high income support cases.  She has developed integrated working relationships with Family and Financial Professionals and is a member of Chestnut Collaborative Solutions, a group of independent Collaborative Professionals in Toronto. You can visit Victoria's website at

Deborah Graham, JD has spoken and led workshops at the annual conferences of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Ontario Collaborative Lawyer’s Federation, the Ontario Association of Family Mediators, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Certified Divorce Financial Analysts and the World Congress on the Rights of Children and Family Law. She was also adjunct faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School where she taught Collaborative Lawyering. She is a guest speaker at Osgoode's LLM program and their Certificate in Family Law where she teaches consensual dispute resolution.


About the 2020 Annual Meeting

The COVID19 pandemic requires CFLCW to move to an online Annual Meeting, but the goal is to provide the training component along with the election of new Board Members and officers, awards and recognitions, installation of Elisabeth Bach-Van Horn, JD as the 2021 CFLCW Chair, and a unique approach to socialization, always a popular component of the meeting.

CFLCW will apply for a minimum of 1.5 Continuing Legal Education credits from the Board of Bar Examiners. We will make every effort to obtain CE for mental health practitioner members as well. Please watch your email and this website for updated information. The registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting is $40, and you may register at this link.

Watch for updates throughout October.

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Annual Business Meeting - November 12, 2020

Proposed Changes to CFLCW Bylaws

A Special Thank You to the CFLCW Diamond Sponsors for 2020