David Morneau Jr.
Reformative Family Lawyer; Educator; Advocate for Evolution and Innovation
For over 20 years, David has practised law with empathy, compassion and integrity, helping families through challenging circumstances with considerable care. He applies innovation and creativity in assisting clients in determining what they need to overcome the obstacles they are facing, empowering them to do so with dignity, honour and a focus on the future and communication, ensuring that they have all information and advice to make informed decisions.
His contributions include:
- Presenter of “Collaboration and Working with Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking” for Ontario Association of Family Mediators (Child Protection);
- Commentary on changes to the Children’s Law Reform Act, including the definition of family violence, for local politicians;
- Various podcasts, including “Navigating Through Separation and Divorce and Domestic Violence” for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region;
- Appearances on CBC Tonight and CTV Your Morning discussing changes to the Divorce Act;
- Educational content including “Navigating Separation and Divorce” for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region and YWKW and “Changes to the Divorce Act -- What front-line workers need to know to support their clients” for Connecting Ottawa.
Throughout his career, David has observed and analyzed our legal systems and has spoken widely about reform and change. He has acted as counsel for parents and children in the family justice system and was able to witness firsthand the impact that adversarial processes can have on families in transition. Through his training, he continues to learn new skills for conflict resolution which give the participants the ability to listen, communicate, solve their own differences, both now and in the future.
Slides above provided by guest speaker David Morneau Jr.