Mr. Stern was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1987, and has practiced exclusively Family Law since. Mr. Stern has an office in Toronto and an office in Whitby. Mr. Stern has Family Law files throughout Ontario. Mr. Stern has taught the Bar Admission Course, Family Law Section in the past. In the initial part of Mr. Stern’s career he was a panel lawyer for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
Mr. Stern received a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Level 1, Dispute Resolution Overview, University of Waterloo, Conrad Grable, University College. Mr. Stern received a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Level 2, Intensive Mediation Skills Clinic, University of Waterloo, Conrad Grable, University College. Mr. Stern received a Certificate from the ADR Institute of Ontario Inc. in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation and Negotiation Skills.
Mr. Stern attended and completed the Mediation/Arbitration Course given by Lorne Wolfson and Barbara Landau and has taken the requisite updates since then. Mr. Stern received a Certificate from the Mediation Centre and Riverdale Mediation in Domestic Violence Mediation/Arbitration. Mr. Stern received a Certificate for Family Law Arbitration, University of Waterloo, Conrad Grable, University College. Mr. Stern has been a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Oshawa Family Court since 2011.
Mr. Stern is a member of the Toronto, York and Durham Collaborative Association. Mr. Stern attends various Continuing Legal Education programs during the year including being a presenter on one (1) occasion and attending the every other year program chaired by Philip Epstein, Q.C. and Alf Mamo for the lawyers who do mediations/arbitrations only.