Don Kawano, QC
is a senior subject editor for JP Boyd on Family Law
, and is jointly responsible for the chapters on the legal system
and overlapping legal issues and family law
. Don was called to the BC Bar in 1977, and practised family law for many years in Richmond before relocating to Cranbrook, where he is associate counsel
with Rella, Paolini and Rogers. He maintains a civil litigation and family mediation
practice and encourages parties and other counsel to engage in "without prejudice
" 4-way meetings to resolve issues in collaborative fashion, rather than using the court process.
Don is a former member of the BC Collaborative Roster Society, BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He is a director and facilitator with the Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society, and member of the Cranbrook Rotary Club. Don is also a member of the CBABC Court Users Committee and a Governor of the Law Foundation of B.C. He is also a member of the Law Society of B.C. Disciplinary Advisory Committee.