Collaborative Lawyer
Family Mediator
Parenting Coordinator
Family Law Arbitrator

Elaine M. Buck McCann (formerly Kurek), LL.B.

Elaine is an experienced and qualified collaborative lawyer, family mediator, parenting coordinator and family law arbitrator. With experience in all aspects of family law, including conducting trials in both the provincial and supreme courts, she has chosen to restrict her practice to assisting families to resolve family law issues with as little court intervention as possible.


  • LL.B.: Dalhousie University, 1998
  • Called to the Bar: British Columbia, 1999
  • Family Law Mediator since 2002
  • Collaborative Family Lawyer since 2002
  • Collaborative Professional Trainer since 2011
  • Parenting Co-ordinator since 2012
  • Family Law Arbitrator since 2013

Professional Memberships and Organizations

  • Member of ADR Institute of BC
  • Member of Family Roster of Mediate B.C. Society
  • Practicing Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of Collaborative Association serving the Lower Mainland of British Columbia
  • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of Family Mediation Canada
  • Supervising Lawyer, Legal Advocacy Program, South Fraser Women's Services Society
  • Board of Directors, Collaborative Divorce Vancouver 2011 to 2016