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Prior to practicing law, Nancy ran a group home for adolescents. She also worked in Early Childhood Education, both directly with pre-school children and as an instructor in Child Developmental Psychology in Early Childhood Education programs. In 1998, after ten years of practice as a lawyer, Nancy had the privilege of being appointed as a family advocate in a high-conflict custody case. Since that time, she has had numerous appointments as a family advocate for children in high conflict custody cases as well appointments to represent children in child protection proceedings.
As a lawyer, she currently limits her practice to dispute resolution. She practices in the areas of mediation and collaborative family law. Nancy has been a speaker and trainer in the area of collaborative practice and in alternative dispute resolution to groups in North America, Australia, Europe and Hong Kong. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Law School and at Hong Kong University teaching Collaborative Practice. Nancy wrote a book on interdisciplinary collaborative practice, titled: Collaborative Practice: Deepening the Dialogue, which includes a chapter titled “The Effects of Family Transition on Adults and Children”. She believes we have the tools to assist children in making a healthy transition through their parents’ separation and divorce, which include listening to their voices during this process and protecting them from parental conflict.