After practising family law in Toronto for 28 years, Clifford Nelson was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) where he specialized in family law. For nineteen years, Clifford dealt with all manner of family law disputes from cases involving children to cases about property and support.
Clifford gained mediation experience by conducting hundreds of conferences in a court setting to help parties settle their differences. He is very supportive of mediation as an efficient and effective way to settle disputes. His experience has taught him that the high financial and emotional costs of litigation can be lessened considerably through mediation.
Clifford’s academic background includes a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Osgoode Hall. Clifford has lectured on family law extensively for judges, lawyers and community groups. He has been a board member on a local child protection and social service agency. He has audited a course on negotiation at Stanford University. He also served as President of the Toronto Lawyer’s Club for a term.