- Eugene Raponi, Q.C
1002 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1T4
P. (250) 385-4311
F. (250) 385-2012
I believe that a family law practitioner should be, first and foremost, a problem-solver. That has been my approach to the practice of law over the last 25 years and to the mediation practice that I have developed over more than 15 years.
In my Collaborative Family practice, I can take that approach one step further by enlisting a supportive team of professionals to help, as needed. That team includes divorce coaches, child specialists, financial specialists and, of course, lawyers.
The goal of Collaborative Family Practice is to preserve the dignity of a family during the difficult process of its restructuring. This is particularly important for children, who must always be in the forefront of the parties’ thoughts throughout that process. As a parent and as a lawyer who practiced for many years as a child advocate, I take that obligation very seriously.
I’ve been very active in the Canadian Bar Association Family Law section and served as its chair (National). Through that association, I was involved in the consultative process that led to a number of legislative changes in the area of family law. I have also been active as an educator, both in the area of continuing legal education and as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria Law School. I also bring those perspectives to the practice of law and, specifically, to the practice of Collaborative Family Law.
Member of Law Society Mediator (speciality: family law)
Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009
Year Began Professional Practice
Relevant Community Service
Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre (Board of Directors member)
Relevant Professional Involvements
Ministry of Attorney General – Family Advocate (ad hoc) (past)
University of Victoria Faculty of Law Sessional Instructor – Children & the Law (past)
National Family Law Section – CBA – Chair (past)