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email jpboyd@ucalgary.ca
direct telephone 403.216.0341
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jp boyd on family law · the wikibook wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca
jp boyd on family law · the blog bcfamilylawresource.blogspot.com

law office

organization canadian research institute for law and the family
address 308.301 14th street nw · calgary · alberta
telephone 403.216.0340
website www.crilf.ca
publications www.crilf.ca/publications.htm
about the institute www.crilf.ca/about_us.htm

John-Paul Boyd


John-Paul Boyd, A.O.C.A., M.A., LL.B., is the executive director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Calgary, and a member of the bars of British Columbia and Alberta. John-Paul practiced family law in Vancouver for 14 years before starting work at the Institute in 2013. He took his training as a mediator in 2005, as a parenting coordinator in 2007, as an arbitrator in 2011 and as a collaborative practitioner in 2012. John-Paul has particular interests in law and procedural reform, children's rights and involvement in the justice system, the conflicts of laws, heuristics and decision-making processes, and the psychology of separation and divorce.
John-Paul is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the International Society of Family Law. He has served on the British Columbia Attorney General's Family Law Act Advisory Group and Family Relations Act Review Advisory Committee, the editorial board of the British Columbia Continuing Legal Education Society's Family Practice Manual and the Provincial Court of British Columbia's Family Law Rules Committee. John-Paul was a founding director of the B.C. Hear the Child Society, the B.C. Parenting Coordinators Roster Society and the Family Law Arbitrators Group Society.
John-Paul is the founding author of the acclaimed public legal education wikibook JP Boyd on Family Law and its syndicated companion blog, the first legal blog cited in a Canadian court judgment. He is a frequent speaker on family law topics for the National Judicial Institute, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the National Family Law Program, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Legal Education Society of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and other legal and community groups. His written work has been published by the U.B.C. Law Review, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, the Journal of International Aging, Law and Policy, the federal Department of Justice, the National Judicial Institute and the Nova Scotia Department of Justice; much of his recent work is available in the publications section of the Institute's website. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Canadian Journal of Family Law and the Alberta Legal Information Society.
John-Paul was listed by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed legal directory, from 2010 until 2014, when he ceased active practice, and is a recipient of the Canadian Bar Association's National Pro Bono Service Award, the U.B.C. Law Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and the C.B.A. British Columbia's Harry Rankin, Q.C. Pro Bono Award. In a 2012 report of the B.C. Public Legal Education and Information Working Group, John-Paul was named as one of the six major providers of public legal education on family law in British Columbia, along with the Legal Services Society, the C.B.A., the British Columbia Ministry of Justice, the University of Victoria Law Centre and the Justice Education Society.

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