CORI L. McGUIRE
Cori has over 20 years of experience as a family law dispute professional. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) in 1990 from the University of Saskatchewan, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
(Criminology) in 1993 from Simon Fraser University, and her Master of Arts (Sociology)
in 1995 from McMaster University. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of
Western Ontario in 1997 with her LL.B., and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1998.
Cori began her career working in a mid-size firm, focusing on family and criminal law. In 1999, she
established her own practice, focused on the areas of family law, administrative law, wills and estates,
and real estate law.
Cori began interviewing children for the Courts in 1998, became an accredited Family Law Mediator in 2002, a collaborative family law lawyer in 2003, a Parenting Coordinator in 2008, a Parenting Assessment Report Writer in 2011, and a Family Law Arbitrator in 2013.
Cori has been a leader in the local, provincial, and national Canadian Bar Association since 2004. She has co-chaired the Okanagan Family Law Section, and acted as an elected provincial representative on the National Family Law Section. Cori was elected to the Executive and has served as the Chair of both the CBA National Family Law Section and the CBA National Child Law Section. She is currently the Representative for the National Family Law Section on the National Children’s Law Committee. Cori is part of the Family Law Advisory Committee to West Coast LEAF, and an active volunteer in children’s charities. She continually promotes access to justice initiatives through the Legal Services Society, public legal education, teaching, pro bono services, and publishing articles on innovative solutions and developments in practice.
Away from her practice, she enjoys spending time with her four children, family, and friends. She enjoys skiing, boating, kayaking, and spending time outdoors in the Okanagan sunshine.