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John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd

Quickscribe's Expert Annotator – Family Law

John-Paul Boyd acts as Quickscribe's expert annotator for family law. John-Paul practiced family law for fourteen years in Vancouver, as a litigator, collaborative practitioner, mediator and parenting coordinator, before becoming the executive director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family at the University of Calgary in 2013. John-Paul now practices as a family law arbitrator and mediator, providing services throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

John-Paul is the founding author of the public legal education wikibook JP Boyd on Family Law and its syndicated companion blog, the first blog to be cited in a Canadian judgment, and is a frequent speaker on family law subjects for the National Judicial Institute, the National Family Law Program and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. John-Paul's work has been published by the federal Department of Justice, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, the UBC Law Review and the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. He is a juror of the Walter Owen Book Prize for legal research and a member of the advisory board of the Canadian Journal of Family Law.

John-Paul is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the International Society of Family Law, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the ADR Institute of Canada.

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