| John-Paul Boyd is a litigator, arbitrator, collaborative practitioner, mediator and parenting coordinator in private practice in Vancouver and a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has served on the Attorney General's Family Law Act Advisory Group, the editorial board of the Continuing Legal Education Society's Family Practice Manual and the Provincial Court's Family Law Rules Committee. He is the founding author of the Clicklaw Wikibook JP Boyd on Family Law, a public legal education resource first published as JP Boyd's BC Family Law Resource at www.bcfamilylawresource.com in 2001, and its syndicated companion blog, first published in 2008.
John-Paul is a prolific writer and speaker on family law topics, and is a frequent presenter for the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's National Family Law Program, the Provincial and Superior Courts of British Columbia and the National Judicial Institute. His work has also appeared in the Lawyers Weekly, the Advocate and the UBC Law Review. He is the author of Obtaining Reliable and Repeatable SSAG Calculations, published by the Department of Justice.
John-Paul has been listed by the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers since 2010 and is a recipient of the CBA's National Pro Bono Service Award, the UBC Law Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and the CBA British Columbia's Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award. In a 2012 report of the BC Public Legal Education and Information Working Group, John-Paul was named as one of the six major providers of public legal education on family law in British Columbia, along with the Legal Services Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ministry of Justice, the University of Victoria Law Centre and the Justice Education Society.