Kathryn was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1988 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Kathryn is Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Family Law and is currently the Chair of the Law Society of Ontario’s Certified Specialist Program Board.
Kathryn is a member of Justice Canada’s Advisory Group on PLEI (public legal education and information) and professional training on Bill C-78, which amends the Divorce Act.
Kathryn is an accredited mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and is also certified as a specialist in mediation, arbitration and parenting co-ordination by the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.
Over the past 32 years, Kathryn has worked exclusively in the area of family law, initially, in private practice, representing individual clients in negotiations and court proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice- Family Branch and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Since 2006, Kathryn has dedicated her practice exclusively to alternate dispute resolution. She firmly believes in the value of negotiated settlements over the emotional and financial cost and risk associated with courts deciding outcomes for separated families. She currently offers the following services to clients who are either in the process of separating or who have already separated:
Secondary Arbitration & Family Arbitration
High Conflict Parenting Coaching
Workshops for Separated or Divorced Parents:
Coparenting Effectively Post-Separation
Creating a Parenting Plan for your Children after Separation or Divorce
Choosing an Appropriate Family Dispute Resolution Process for Resolving Legal Issues after Separation or Divorce
Specification: Kathryn d’Artois
d'Artois Mediation Inc.
Year of Call
Lawyer In Good Standing
Certified As Specialist in Family Law
Power Imbalance Training
Prepared to provide free half-hour consultations on issue of what constitutes “urgency” during COVID-19 for court purposes?
The Virtual Family Law Project is composed of Senior Family Law Lawyers in Ottawa who bring their expertise in arbitration, mediation and court processes to permit families to continue to work towards resolution of their family law issues outside of the public court system, using remote technology.