Jacinta is a collaborative lawyer, mediator, trainer and presenter in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
"Never cut what can be untied" is the inspiration for Jacinta's work. After many years as a successful litigation lawyer, Jacinta now works exclusively as a settlement advocate - using her highly developed skills and wisdom to help people untangle the knots of conflict and be the designers of their own solutions.
Jacinta is the principal of Waterstone Law Group, a firm specializing in innovative legal services for families. She has delivered highly acclaimed training programs to lawyers, mental health professionals and financial specialists in Scotland, England, Australia, USA and Canada.
Jacinta has a keen intelligence, engaging personality, and a practical, non-judgmental approach to conflict. Her trainings are interactive, structured and insightful - with the goal of helping professionals be more authentic and natural in their work.
Jacinta was educated at the University of Prince Edward Island (B.A. Political Studies), Dalhousie University and University of Victoria Law Schools (LL.B./J.D.). She has extensive academic and professional dispute resolution training and teaches at the Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Jacinta has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and is the founder of collaborative practice on Prince Edward Island. She is a leader in the national and international collaborative and dispute resolution community.
Jacinta lives with her husband, two children and two dogs in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. She travels extensively, delivering collaboration and negotiation training in many countries. With a strong yoga practice and a love of the outdoors, Jacinta is a grounded, adventurous human being.
- divorcing client