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Karine Jackson

Lawyer - Mediator, AccFM

About Karine


Main line: (613) 722-1500

Direct line: (613) 369-0361

Rebecca | Law Clerk: x288

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 an Accredited Family Mediator (AccFM) with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and am also a trained Collaborative Divorce lawyer and a member of  Collaborative Divorce Ottawa.

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.

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

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

I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa, volunteer as a Coach and Advisor with the Law Society of Ontario’s Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) and am a Mentor – Family Law with the University of Ottawa’s Programme de pratique de Droit (PPD). Past volunteer work includes serving as the Figure Skating Head Coach with the Special Olympics, Ontario Ottawa District.

Karine's Service Areas

Family Law
Family Mediation

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