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Karine Jackson

Lawyer - Mediator

About Karine


Main line: (613) 722-1500

Direct line: (613) 369-0361

Sarah | Law Clerk: x312

Email & Fax

Fax: (613) 722-7677

I am a member of the family law team at Mann Lawyers, providing services as a lawyer and as a mediator. My family practice focuses on assisting families resolving issues arising out of their separation or a new partnership using out-of-court options now available to everyone.  I am a trained Collaborative Divorce lawyer and a member of  Collaborative Divorce Ottawa. I am also a trained Family Law Mediator and a member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. Additionally, I represent children on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer in child protection and family law matters. Much of my practice is dedicated to the best interests and well-being of children.  I can also assist with adoption and guardianship applications.

Following my call to the bar in 2011, I joined a national law firm in Ottawa where I worked as a litigator, advising clients on contractual, commercial, and family law which ultimately led me to my child welfare litigation practice as in-house counsel with a child protection agency. I appeared regularly in both official languages before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as well as the child protection regulatory tribunal in contested motions, settlement conferences, pre-trial conferences, and trials.

I have experience in advocacy, drafting agreements and parenting plans, participating in mediation, and negotiating successful outcomes for my clients. I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by individuals in the legal system. My approach with clients focuses on ensuring a representation that is efficient, compassionate, and transparent.

I am a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association and of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.

Fluent in French and English, I am pleased to offer services in both languages, and in the following areas:

  • Domestic Contracts (Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements)
  • Out of Court Separation Negotiations
  • Parenting Plans including Decision-Making Responsibility and Parenting Time
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Family Mediation
  • Child-Inclusive Mediation
  • Voice of the Child Reports
  • Child Representation
  • Child Protection Matters
  • Adoption Applications
  • Guardianship Applications

Karine's Service Areas

Family Law

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