Kay Melbye

Kay MelbyeFamily Law Lawyer

Brown Henderson Melbye
217-2187 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 1G1

T: (250) 595-2220
F: (250) 595-4440

E: km@brownhenderson.bc.ca
W: www.brownhenderson.bc.ca

Fee: TBD

Kay Melbye is a partner at Brown Henderson Melbye and practices in Family Law exclusively. She has been preparing Hear the Child Reports since 2007 and has attended numerous courses on this topic including the following:

  • 2007 CLE’s “Children’s Participation in Family Justice Processes”,
  • 2008 National Family Law Program’s “Voice of the Children” by Suzanne Williams
  • 2009 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Conference workshops:
    • “How to Talk to Children and the Ethics of Reporting What They Say”
    • “The Child’s Perspective on Legal Representation” by R. Birnbaum, Ph.D. LL.M,
    • “The Child’s Voice in Process, Which Way is Forward?”
    • “Interventions for Family Conflict. Stacking the odds in favour of children”
    • “Working with Children in Mediation” and
    • “From the mouths of babes: a Child’s Voice in Court”,
  • 2010 National Family Law Conferences:
    • “Child Development and the Child’s Voice in Family Law” by Dr. Benjamin Garber
    • “Judicial Interviews with Children in Custody and Access Cases” by Professor Nick Balla and Dr. Rachel Birnbaum

Kay believes that these Reports are an important and useful tool in assisting parents to reach decisions regarding parenting arrangements and contact with extended family members. She has also made a commitment to make herself available on short notice, whenever possible, so that she may assist parents with urgent situations.