James (“Jim”) Jeffcott is a partner at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, practising primarily in Family Law. He also assists clients with Wills and Estates, Business Law and Litigation. Jim is a trained Mediator and an advocate/practitioner of alternative dispute resolution methods, where possible. He is a founding member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa.
Jim is the current immediate Past President of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals and was President of Collaborative Practice Ottawa from 2009 to 2016. He served as Treasurer from 2002 to 2009 and is a member of the Board of Collaborative Practice Ottawa and the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation.
Jim believes strongly in helping families to find resolutions to their conflicts between themselves in a way that works for the whole family. He believes that the Collaborative Process is the best way to accomplish that goal, where it is available.
Jim supports using the Team Approach, which involves a negotiation team that includes the client, lawyers and other collaborative professionals, where appropriate.