Camille is an experienced family lawyer based in Calgary, known for her comprehensive expertise in both litigation and mediation. With an extensive family law background, she crafts practical, yet compassionate strategies to best accommodate her clients' unique circumstances.
Tailored Legal Support for Every Client
Camille's approach is heavily client-oriented, putting the needs and concerns of her clients at the forefront of her practice. She takes time to comprehend the intricate priorities of each case and ensures that all queries are answered promptly and comprehensively. Her objective is to support her clients through challenging times, providing strategic insights and clear legal guidance with sensitivity, and understanding.
Camille consistently advocates for dispute resolution outside of court, striving for fair and equitable settlement proposals or mediation/arbitration. Her negotiation skills are aimed towards achieving the most beneficial outcome for her clients without the necessity for court intervention.
Proven Courtroom Experience
However, when settlement isn't feasible, Camille is well-versed in representing clients in various courts, including the Alberta Court of Justice, the Court of King’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal. She regularly makes court appearances in chambers, domestic specials, hearings, or at trial on behalf of her clients. While she views court as the last resort, Camille acknowledges that in numerous situations, it becomes the only available option. Hence, she ensures robust representation for her clients, protecting their rights and interests.
Camille is focused exclusively on family law matters and has a history of litigation success in various divorce and separation matters, including the following:
- child custody and access
- grandparent access
- relocation of children (mobility)
- emergency protection orders
- child support
- spousal support
- property division
- international child abduction
- emergency protection orders
Camille also has significant experience with a number of alternative dispute resolution options, and can offer the following services for her clients:
- prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- cohabitation agreements
- attendance at mediation, arbitration, and settlement meetings
- separation agreements
- parenting agreements
- property and support agreements
Commitment to Community and Access to Justice
Camille is an active volunteer with the family law legal advice clinic at Calgary Legal Guidance, showcasing her commitment to access to justice. In addition, she takes pride in regularly providing pro bono legal services, specifically assisting young single parents who may otherwise struggle with legal navigation. Further, Camille is a frequent volunteer with the University of Calgary in various capacities, including assisting with mock trials and mooting. She is also a volunteer with YYC Water Warriors, and a regular contributor to the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s Family Law Practice Manual.
Outside the office, Camille enjoys reading fiction and spending time with family. She leads an active life spending her spare time practicing yoga, playing soccer, snowboarding, and travelling.
Camille made difficult process manageable with her profound knowledge of family law and concise planning. She was very personable. She understands and empathizes with what her clients are going through. I would highly recommend her to any personal friends or family in the future.
- Juris Doctor, Law, University of Calgary
- Bachelor of Arts, English & Literature, St. Mary’s University (graduated summa cum laude)
- Certified Legal Coach
Blogs by Camille
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