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Caroline Kelly | LLB

Caroline has been a lawyer for 27 years. She started as a general practitioner, working in the areas of family, criminal and civil litigation and real estate conveyancing. Since 2003 she has focused her practice on family law.

Caroline has extensive experience in the trial courts throughout Eastern Ontario, handling the most difficult and complex cases.

Sound advice, practical guidance, and strong advocacy are the hallmarks of Caroline’s work and service to her clients.  Her aim, always, is dispute resolution that is fair, timely, and cost-effective.

Caroline draws on her years in the courtroom to provide her clients with a wide range of family dispute resolution services, including:

  • negotiating cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, and separation agreements
  • client-based mediation
  • lawyer-assisted mediation
  • family arbitration

In addition to her family law practice, Caroline serves as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court. She shares her enthusiasm for learning by mentoring young lawyers, making presentations to her colleagues at professional conferences, and organizing hands-on learning for high school students in our local courthouse.

Caroline is currently serving as the president of the Renfrew County Law Association and as the chair of its Family Law Association. She is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the Ontario Deputy Judges Association.

Caroline is the mother of three wonderful women and, over 25 years, has honed her skills as a cook, chauffeur, cheerleader, and careful listener. She finds joy in playing the violin and piano, in collaborating with other musicians, and on her bicycle.

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