FAMILY LAW PRACTICE
Rachel Baron is a family lawyer who has been providing legal advice for over 25 years. She helps clients through complex matrimonial matters such as parenting, spousal support, child support and property division. Rachel also negotiates and drafts marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.
Rachel meets with each client personally to develop a strategy that addresses the client’s issues and resolves disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner. Rachel is dedicated to delivering results that lessen a client’s emotional upheaval, conflict and stress.
Throughout her Family Law career, Rachel has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal.
Rachel’s law practice also includes teaching and writing. She has co-chaired conferences and lectured for the Ontario Bar Association and Osgoode Hall Continuing Education Programs. Rachel is the author and co-author of various papers on Marriage and Annulment, Divorce, Marriage Contracts, Cohabitation Agreements and Financial disclosure for the Law Society of Upper Canada (Bar Admission Course), Osgoode Hall Continuing Legal Education Programs, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Annual Family Law Conference for Law Clerks.
Rachel graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1985 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. She was an associate at Epstein Cole LLP for five years before becoming a sole practitioner in 1994. Rachel’s practice has a focus on Family Law matters.
Rachel Baron is willing to travel for mediation.
Her home city is the GTA.
- Family Law
- Neutral Evaluation
- Family Law
- Family and Estates Disputes
Litigation is often an expensive, time-consuming and stressful experience for clients and their families. Rachel Baron is a mediator and arbitrator who offers timely and cost-effective ways of settling disputes outside the litigation process. Through the creativity of the mediator, the clients and their lawyers, parties can structure unique settlements that address specific issues and avoid adversarial litigation proceedings.
Rachel helps resolve parenting and child-related issues, spousal support and property issues. She also mediates estate and family disputes. Her tenacity, meticulous preparation and organizational skills have contributed to her success as a mediator and arbitrator.
In 1999, Rachel received her mediation certification from Harvard Law School at the Advocates Society. Four years later, she was appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer of the Superior Court of Justice, where she has mediated hundreds of matters relating to custody, access, spousal and child support, and property disputes.
Rachel Baron earned her certificate in Family Arbitration and Domestic Violence Screening through the Advocates Society Education Centre and is a member of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. She was appointed judge for the Canadian National Mediation Advocacy Competition for law schools across Canada. Rachel has also taught professional development workshops and LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution for Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2015, Rachel received her Accredited Family Mediation designation from the Ontario Association of Family Mediation.
Rachel has lectured for Ryerson University’s course on Health Care Law and Mediation and been a workshop instructor at the LL.M. in alternative dispute resolution. Rachel has acted as a guest judge for the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Summer program.
Rachel is dedicated to guiding clients out of conflict so they can heal and move forward in their lives.
2 St. Clair Avenue West
T: (647) 345-7777
F: (647) 345-8355
Rachel Baron, Family Lawyer & Mediator
Rachel Baron is a family lawyer practising in Toronto. She is also a mediator and arbitrator specializing in Family Law.
There are two features to Rachel’s practice. Rachel
negotiates matrimonial matters dealing with parenting, spousal and child support and property
. If the matter cannot be negotiated, Rachel appears before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal. Rachel also negotiates and drafts marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. Rachel received certification as a Parenting Coordinator in 2015 and as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2016.
The second feature of Rachel’s practice is the
mediation and arbitration services she offers to individuals and their families
. In 1999, she received a certificate in mediation from Harvard Law School at the Advocates Society. In 2003, the Superior Court of Justice appointed Rachel as a Dispute Resolution Officer. Rachel received her certification in Family Arbitration and Domestic Violence Screening through the Advocates Society Education Centre. In 2010, Rachel received her Certificate in Advanced Mediation from the University of Windsor Law School. In 2015, Rachel received her Accredited Family Mediation designation from the Ontario Association of Family Mediation.
Rachel has been a co-chair and speaker at Ontario Bar Association seminars. In 1999, Rachel received a Certificate of Recognition from The Ministry of Attorney General for her speaking contributions at Family Information Sessions. Rachel has also been an Osgoode Hall Law School speaker and instructor of professional development workshops. In addition, Rachel played a significant role in the licensing process for the Law Society of Upper Canada through her work as an instructor and writer for the Bar Admission Course in Family Law and lead contributor to new competency-based licensing examining questions. Rachel has been a lecturer at the Annual Family Law Conference for Law Clerks.
North York General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children have recognized Rachel’s volunteer and fundraising efforts. Rachel also mentors and tutors students on behalf of the Law Society of Upper Canada.