John-Paul Boyd is the founding author of JP Boyd on Family Law and a member of the publication's editorial and advisory committees. He is also a member of the Clicklaw Wikibooks Advisory Committee. In September 2013, John-Paul became the executive director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Calgary. He is well known as a litigator, arbitrator, collaborative practitioner, mediator and parenting coordinator from his days in private practice in Vancouver.
John-Paul is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the International Society of Family Law. 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.
John-Paul is a prolific writer and speaker on family law topics, and is a frequent presenter for the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's National Family Law Program, the National Judicial Institute, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the Legal Education Society of Alberta. He teaches family law at the University of Calgary and his written work has been published by the U.B.C. Law Review, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family and the National Judicial Institute. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Canadian Journal of Family Law and the Alberta Legal Information Society. 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 BC, 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. JP Boyd on Family Law is the successor to John-Paul's long-time public legal education website, JP Boyd's BC Family Law Resource (www.bcfamilylawresource.com), first published in 2001.