Karen M. Robertson
Karen is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario. She has practised exclusively in the area of family law including child welfare litigation on behalf of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society and representing private clients relating to divorce, custody, access, support and family property issues.
Karen has conducted numerous trials in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice. Karen has appeared in appellate courts as well. She has been actively involved in the representation of the Children’s Aid Society since September 1991.
In addition to the practice of law, Karen has actively engaged in teaching and mentoring programs on a continuous basis including:
- Lecturing at a variety of child welfare-related programs including an extensive four-day program offered at the University of Windsor and sponsored by its law school;
- Lecturing for the family law program in the area of child welfare law offered at the University of Windsor;
- Participating as a lecturer at family-oriented and child welfare-oriented programs delivered by the Essex Law Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada;
- Assisting in moot court competitions at the University of Windsor Mediation program;
- Assisting in the creation of the Ontario Court of Justice bench/bar committee and thereafter participating as a senior representative of the profession.
Karen is actively engaged in ongoing legal education and programs including attending regularly at the National Family Law Program, a bi-annual event which features new and developing trends in all areas of family law and intensive core training programs.