Associate Director, Leadership & Career Development
"Traveling Yogi Divorcer"
Carolyn is someone who likes to live life to the fullest and maybe occasionally a little dangerously… well, at least in terms of food. You can challenge her to eat just about anything. An avid world traveler, Carolyn has climbed Mount Fuji in Japan and has an extensive travel wish list that currently has Israel and Vietnam at the top. As if all of that doesn’t make her interesting enough, she loves hot yoga classes (she’s currently a certified restorative yoga teacher) and team sports like basketball and ultimate Frisbee.
Carolyn graduated from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2003 with a B.Comm. in Marketing. Then, she got her LL.L. (Civil Law) in 2007 and her LL.B. (Common Law) in 2008 from the National Program at the University of Ottawa and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009. But she hasn’t been interested in resting on her laurels. Two law degrees aren’t enough for her. She also graduated from Osgoode Hall, York University in 2012 with an LL.M. in Family Law.
Carolyn has also been involved in the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Family Lawyers Association; as the Member Relations Chair of the Board of Advisors for FemCity Toronto of Femfessionals LLC; as a member of the Board of Directors for the fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company; and as a member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (where she was not only a member of the Board of Directors from 2009-2013, but also Co-Chaired the 2010 and 2012 FACL Conferences).
Working with diverse clients is one of the things Carolyn enjoys most about her work in family law. She especially enjoys helping clients with issues involving culture and diversity, as well as LGBT issues. She considers herself the voice of her clients in a complicated court system, so she is an advocate you can count on.
Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!” – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll