CURRICULUM VITAE

Marilyn J. Samuels, BA, BPHE, LL.B, LL.M
Barrister, Solicitor & Mediator

PERSONAL SUMMARY

Address:     R.R. # 2,  Rockwood, Ontario  N0B 2K0
Telephone:  (905) 854‑4942
Facsimile:   (905) 854-5211

Education:

Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

Master of Law
Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008

Bachelor of Law
University of New Brunswick, 1986

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education
Queen’s University, 1973

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Queen’s University, 1973

ADDITIONAL ACCREDITATION/TRAINING:

 AIIC Diploma

The Insurance Institute of Canada, 1982

 Dispute Resolution/ Mediation Certificate
Centre for Dispute Resolution, Boulder, Colorado, 1994.

Arbitration II, Arbitration Certificate
Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario, 1997

Family Mediation 2005
Dr. Barbara Landau, Cooperative Solutions

Advanced Family Mediation 2005
Dr. Barbara Landau, Cooperative Solutions

Domestic Violence Training 2005
Dr. Barbara Landau, Cooperative Solutions

PUBLICATIONS:

Managing A Legal and Ethical Social Work Practice   Irwin Law, Toronto, 2003, Marilyn J. Samuels LL.B; Elayne M. Tanner, M.S.W., R.S.W.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

FIELDSTONE CENTRE FOR FAMILY LAW, MEDIATION & COUNSELLING
Principal/Owner 2005—present
Company principally engaged in mediation, both single mediator and co-mediation with my colleague, a Registered Social Worker also trained in mediation

PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE 2002—present
Family Law
Small Business
Wills & Powers of Attorney
Elder Law
Mediation

Lawyer
Matthew Wilton & Associate (1999-2002)
Litigation and Administrative law practice with a focus on health law.

Lawyer, Mediator, Small Business Advisor
Sole Practitioner, (1996-1999)
Focus on small business law and new media law and mediation

Owner/Operator
Mark it Publishing Company (1996-1999)
Trained and gave seminars on small business matters, writing and editing In Pursuit, a 16 page monthly publication for small business owners.

Lawyer
Beard, Winter LLP (1992-1996)
Focused on all aspects of Litigation

Lawyer
Bell, Temple (1988-1992)
Focused on all aspects of Litigation

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Lecturer – Starting a Small Business Seminars-Halton Regional Small Business Development Centre, 1997-1999

Presenter – Ask the Professional – Halton Regional Small Business Development Centre, 2003-present

Lecturer – Wills and Powers of Attorney- Oakville Women’s Centre, 1997- 1999

Lecturer – OakvilleEnterprise Centres Small Business Panels, 1997- 1999

Lecturer – Small Business, QCIC, 1996-1998

Lecturer – Law and the Internet – University of Toronto, Web Design Certification Program, 1997-1998

Presenter On-line course for Canadian Scholars Press, Managing a Legal & Ethical Social Work Practice 2004, 2005

Lecturer – Course – Ethics for Play Therapists, Canadian Association of Play Therapists 2005-2008, Kings College, University of Western Ontario

Presenter National Social Work Conference, Legal and Ethical Issues Saskatoon, 2004

Key Note Speaker AGM of Ontario Association of Social Workers South Western Branch

Guest Lecturer  Many Ontario hospitals  including Peel, Kingston & Grand River teaching social workers about ethics and best practices as they relate to the Social Work Legislation (as per publication Managing a Legal & Ethical Social Work Practice)

Lecturer  – TAPE, University of Toronto Continuing Education, 2009, 2010

Presenter – (on Collaborative Parenting) Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress 2010, Montreal

Lecturer – Trios College, Family Law and Legal Ethics Courses, 2011

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Law Society of Upper Canada 1988—Present

Halton CountyLaw Association -2005- Present

Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce 2003-Present

Halton Hills Women in Business 2002–Present

Business Network Institute 2002—2004

Milton Chamber of Commerce 2002—Present

Milton Business Women 2002—Present

ADR Institute of Ontario Inc.

Ontario Association for Family Mediation

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Milton United Way Board of Directors 2002—2008

Milton United Way President 2005 – 2008

Milton United Way Committee member, Allocations, Dinner Auction 2002—2004 

Independent Living Halton (Joyce Scott Non-Profit Homes) Board of Directors 2002—2007