Elizabeth A. Urban, B.A. LLB – obtained her B.A from McMaster University in 1986 where she graduated with her Honours Degree in Political Science and Economics. It was during her second year at McMaster where she began her legal career working at various law offices to gain knowledge and experience prior to becoming a lawyer. Following this she obtained her law degree from Osgoode Law School in 1989 and was called to the Bar in 1991. Elizabeth articled and practiced with O’Connor, Leitch, Hays (Oakville) and then O’Connor, McLeod (Oakville) until she commenced her sole practice in June 1992. Elizabeth has continued to practice primarily Family Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Hamilton Law Association, Halton County Law Association, the Peel Halton Collaborative Practice Group, the Collaborative Practice Hamilton Halton (Chair since 2017) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). Elizabeth is also a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. This is an association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict. During the past 29 years, Elizabeth has continued her education, attending countless seminars and various Family Law and Professional Collaborative Conferences. She does so to ensure that she keeps up to date on Family Law matters and constructive process options. She takes her role seriously in assisting families “in transition” and exercises compassion with her clients by recognizing their concerns. Elizabeth has the perseverance and a strong work ethic along with exceptional negotiation skills required to help her clients. To achieve the most appropriate resolution to any family law dispute or problem. In December of 2007, Elizabeth was honoured with an inaugural appointment to the Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) Panel for the Superior Court of Justice in Milton Ontario where she continues to assist families in the Court system with their challenges. Lawyers appointed to this Panel function to support the family law court process by assisting separated couples to resolve their issues prior to their case proceeding before a Judge. It is through great care, initiative, and determination that Elizabeth has successfully resolved matters for numerous families over the years and her passion for helping