• Accredited Advanced Collaborative Professional
  • Past Chair of Collaborative Practice Toronto
  • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

EducationSheila Kirsh

Called to the Bar:
April 14, 1978
Bar Admission Course:
Toronto, Ontario - September 1977 - April 1978
Law School:
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario - September 1973 - May 1976
Undergraduate University:
York University
Toronto, Ontario - September 1969 - May 1973
Honours B.A.
Major - Clinical Psychology
Notary Public:
June, 1978

Continuing Legal Education

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training, November 2008
Ontario Collaborative Law Federation Train the Trainers, 2007-March 2009
Collaborative Law Skills Training, November 2001
Collaborative Law Training, October 2000
Mediation at Harvard Law School Program, November 1997
Attendance at Continuing Legal Education Programs on Family Law
Attendance at Continuing Legal Education Programs on Trusts and Estates


Member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association – Family Law Section (FLS)
Past Chair, Director and Founding Member of Collaborative Practice Toronto, (formerly the Collaborative Family Law Association of Ontario - Toronto group)
Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Member of the Collaborative Family Law Group for Peel Halton Region
Member of the York Region Association of Collaborative Professionals
Past Delegate of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation
Member of Council of the Ontario branch of the Canadian Bar Association
Member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada for over 30 years
Member in good standing of The Canadian Bar Association for over 30 years
Member of The Lawyers Club
Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association
Member on the Legal Aid Panel of Lawyers for Civil Law
Member on the Law Society of Upper Canada's Lawyer Referral Service Panel
Member on the CAW Legal Services Plan Panel

Professional Activities

Radio interview regarding Collaborative Practice on AM900 CHML on December 10, 2008.
Radio interview regarding Parenting Pointers for the holidays on CHML on December 16, 2008.
Author of an article that appeared in the April 2005 issue of Divorce Magazine, titled Collaborative Law Issues.
Panellist at the OBA Alternate Dispute Resolution/Family Law, Joint Program on Making Family Mediation Work on Wednesday Nov. 19, 2003. A summary of the Panel's remarks was written up in Volume 12, #2 of the OBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution newsletter.


Golf, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Aerobics, Tennis, Squash, Music.