My Philosophy regarding access to legal services
It is essential that all persons, regardless of economic or social status, have affordable access to quality legal services. As people wind their way through everyday life and meet life’s challenges, there is great benefit to having access to legal knowledge in an effort to avoid legal problems in the future. This can range from understanding how one can take care of issues that may arise upon the incapacity to function on one’s own behalf, to avoiding family disputes upon death or divorce, to seeking decent working conditions before one accepts a new job, to understanding the common issues which may arise upon, or after, the purchase of property.
Should problems arise, thoughtful and practical legal advice, and perhaps wise and knowledgeable negotiation and advocacy can prevent the escalation of that problem. Where disputes cannot be fairly resolved through negotiation, the court system exists to provide people with the opportunity for the fair and just resolution of their situation in accordance with the laws of our land.
We live in a complicated world and we can all be well served by the stability and guidance that our system of law can provide. I am humbled to be a member of the profession which can provide that service to the greater community – and I am dedicated to do so in a manner that is accessible, affordable and honourable.