February 5, 2021
OTTAWA—Philip Michael Epstein, C.M., O.Ont., Q.C., was invested into the Order of Canada today in a virtual ceremony. His Excellency the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Administrator of the Government of Canada, presented him with the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada attended by a small gathering of family and friends. Mr. Epstein was appointed in November 2020.
Philip Michael Epstein, C.M., O.Ont., Q.C.
A staunch advocate of mediation and arbitration, Philip Epstein made an indelible mark on family law in Canada. Dean of the Canadian Family Law Bar, he has been counsel on precedent-setting cases in the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, and has significantly advanced child and spousal rights as a member of the federal committees overseeing support guidelines. He co-founded the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Dispute Resolution Officer program, which has been replicated across the country. He is also an esteemed scholar with a rich publication legacy and has been a significant contributor to judicial education through the National Judicial Institute.
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