Eugene Raponi, QC is a former senior subject editor for JP Boyd on Family Law, and was jointly responsible for the pages on Child Support between 2013 and 2016. Eugene is a graduate of University of Victoria Law School, and was called to the BC Bar in 1982. He is a partner with Waddell Raponi in Victoria where he practices civil litigation, family law and mediation. Eugene is active in the legal community as a current governor of the Law Foundation of BC, an ongoing lecturer with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, a director with the Greater Victoria Citizens' Counselling Centre, and a member of the Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee. He is the recipient of the 2008 Presidential Citation from the Canadian Bar Association BC for outstanding work as chair of the advisory committee to the Judicial Council of BC and the recipient of the 2006 Pamela Murray Award from the Victoria Bar association for his professional standards and contributions to the local bar association. He is a past sessional instructor with the University of Victoria Law School and a member of the Victoria Collaborative Family Law Group. Eugene holds his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria. He was appointed to Queen's Counsel in 2009.
The abbreviation of "Queen's Counsel." A QC is an honour often, but not invariably, granted to lawyers of particular excellence, and may also be granted for other reasons such as service to the legal community, the public, or a political party.
A dispute resolution process in which a specially-trained neutral person facilitates discussions between the parties to a legal dispute and helps them reach a compromise settling the dispute. See "alternative dispute resolution" and "family law mediator."
In law, the physical railing separating the public gallery in a courtroom from the area where the judge and lawyers sit; lawyers as a group; where lawyers go after work.