CALL TO BAR1978
David A. Jarvis practises in the area of family, estates and administrative law. He received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1976 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978. He is a partner in Beard Winter LLP and was an instructor in Family Law at the Bar Admissions Course (1983 – 2000), a Family Law Mentor as well as a Faculty Member (1981 – 1987) of the Annual Advocacy Symposia jointly presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada and Canadian Bar Association, a Faculty Member (2003) “Pre-Trial Strategies for Family Lawyers” and, in 2009 and 2012, “Conduct of a Family Law Trial” jointly presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada and The Advocates’ Society. He has been a Dispute Resolution Officer with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice since 1998, a founding lecturer for the Family Information Session Program of the Superior Court of Justice, a former director of the Family Lawyers Association and a founding member and former director of Collaborative Practice Toronto. He has also testified as an expert witness in Family Law for the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has been peer-selected by Best Lawyers in Canada (Family Law) since 2006.
In addition to his family law practice David has acted as counsel (Discipline) to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (1985 – 2000) and to the Board of The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (2002 – 2005 and 2009 – 2012). He has also serves as a Director of a number of registered charities and currently sits on a number of charitable Boards dealing with palliative care.