Julie is a family law lawyer as well as a trained mediator. She speaks English, French & Spanish, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. Julie knows firsthand that a separation or divorce can be difficult; after 18 years of marriage, she went through a divorce herself while her two boys (now young adults) were 8 and 11. Her goal is to guide her clients through the separation process and help them find durable solutions for them and their entire family.

Julie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Psychology Degree (B.A.), as well as a Law Degree (LL.B.), earning the highest distinction summa cum laude and the University Silver Medal. She articled by completing a one-year clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada; and was then awarded two scholarships to pursue a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Cambridge, in England.

In addition to teaching Family Law at Collège La Cité for 16 years, Julie has a wealth of experience in various areas. She practiced law with Ogilvy Renault (now “Norton Rose Fulbright”), worked at Health Canada, the National Judicial Institute, Export Development Canada, and served as the Executive Director of the Council of Canadian Law Deans. She taught law at the University of Ottawa, the Law Society of Ontario, PratiquO and Algonquin College.

Julie is a firm believer in volunteer work and community involvement. In addition to sitting on various committees and boards, she worked as a Volunteer Legal Advisor in 2019-2020 with Lawyers Without Borders Canada in Guatemala.

In her spare time, Julie teaches indoor cycling classes, and participates in races and long-distance events in cross-country skiing and cycling. She completed a full Ironman in 2019, and is always happy to share her passion for fitness, sports, and the great outdoors.