Written by Lorraine Martin
Lorraine has recently retired from the position of Clinical Coordinator for the Office of the Children's Lawyer. She held that position for over 17 years. Upon her retirement, she received many accolades from the Bench and Bar. Her expertise and leadership in her field was acknowledged and recognized and she was honoured with the AFCC's Presidents Award at the annual AFCC Conference in Denver in June 2010.
Her previous experience included the management of Hamilton's Unified Family Court's Mediation Pilot Project and as the Director of the Family Conciliation Service (providing mediation and assessment services to the Court of Queen's Bench) in Manitoba.
In addition she has a strong background in marriage and family therapy, child abuse and children's mental health.
She is well known across Canada and the U. S. as a leader in the field of court services, separation and divorce and custody and access issues.