Carolyn is a family law lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and a partner at Scharff Nyland Chambers LLP. She graduated from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) in Marketing, earned a Licence en Droit (LL.L. – Civil Law) in 2007 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. – Common Law) in 2008 from the National Program at the University of Ottawa and also earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Family Law from Osgoode Hall, York University in 2012. She was called to the bar in 2009.
Carolyn earned a Certificate in Family Mediation through York University and is a family mediator, accredited through the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM). Carolyn acts as a mediator to guide people to create solutions unique to their own families. She also offers arbitration services for people who want to have a private decision-maker resolve their issues and keep their matters out of the Court system.
Carolyn is dedicated to helping families resolve their disputes in a peaceful and efficient manner. She has a deep understanding of the emotional toll that family law disputes can have on individuals, especially when children are involved. Her compassionate approach to family law has helped her to build a reputation as a trusted and respected lawyer and mediator in her community. She is a skilled negotiator and litigator and has successfully resolved many complex family law cases.
Carolyn believes in educating her clients about the legal process and their rights and obligations so they can make informed decisions about their future. She loves working with diverse clients and helping them navigate through a complicated court system or negotiating an agreement that meets their family’s needs. You can count on Carolyn to guide you through your matter with knowledge, experience and care.
Carolyn loves international food and travel (maybe she’ll be a travel planner when she retires), hot yoga (she’s a certified yoga instructor!) and CrossFit. She works from the Toronto office.