Robynne can provide expert advice on all family law matters including complex financial and property issues, support, and custody. Robynne has her Masters of Social Work, and brings a unique skill set to the resolution of family law disputes.

Robynne is an active proponent of settlement, and is able to work in all modes of dispute resolution, including collaborative law, mediation, negotiation and litigation. She will work with you to determine what best meets your needs and goals.

Robynne works with and on behalf of her clients to reach an amicable and expeditious resolution, and to reduce the conflict and trauma that spouses and families encounter while going through separation and divorce. Robynne focuses on creative and practical solutions, allowing clients to move forward with their lives.

Robynne is trained in Collaborative Practice and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and past Board member of Collaborative Practice Manitoba.

Robynne also practices in the area of adoption and fertility law. She is one of the only lawyers in Manitoba who specializes in obtaining declarations of parentage, and working with intended parents, surrogate mothers, egg donors, sperm donors, and embryo donors. Robynne was involved in the case which legalized same sex marriage in Manitoba.

Robynne is an elected member of the Family Law Executive of the Manitoba Bar Association, and involved in planning educational programs with the Law Society of Manitoba. She is the representative of the Family Bar on committees with the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partner

  • Admitted to the Bar, 2006, Manitoba.

Education and Training

  • University of Manitoba (B.S.W., 2002).
  • University of Toronto (J.D. and M.S.W., 2005).
  • Collaborative Law Training
  • Osgoode Hall York University-Continuing Education-"Current and Emerging Issues in Fertility Law"
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba Workshops: "Powerful Non-Defensive Language", "Understanding High Conflict Personalities and Managing and Resolving Their Disputes", "Parent/Child Alienation: Emerging Theory and Practice" , and "The First Joint Meeting and the Role of Law"
  • Canadian Bar Association National Conference on Leadership: "Women Walking the Talk: Concrete Steps"

Positions

  • Manitoba Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Case Conference Review Committee
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Women’s Forum, Past Executive Committee Chair
  • Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Expungement Review Committee
  • Law Society of Manitoba: "S.O.S: Settlement Options and Solutions Conference Organizing Committee Member", "To Line 150 and Beyond: Exploring the Frontiers of Income Imputation"
  • Families in Transition, Board Member
  • Beyond Borders, Educational Symposium Chair on “Sexual Exploitation in the Digital Age”
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Past Council Member
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba, Past Board member, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Manitoba Bar Association,  Young Lawyers Section, Past Chair
  • St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, Past Board of Governors Member
  • South Winnipeg Family Information Centre, Past Board Member

Lecturer/Papers/Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Coady v Coady and L.M.K v J..K" with the Honourable Justice Johnston, Manitoba Bar Association/ Law Society of Manitoba
  • "Intersections of Family and Education Law"  University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education Graduate Department
  • "Dialogue with Manitoba Bar and Bench on the Manitoba Experience (Unified Family Division Court)" The Canadian Bar Association Canada
  • “Pre-Trial Conferences: Tips for Success from the Civil Litigation and Family Bar and Bench”  Manitoba Mid Winter Conference
  • “Overview of Family Law in Manitoba”, Fort Gary Women's Resource Centre
  •  “Family Property Division”, Legal Help Centre
  • “Family Law in Manitoba”, Health Sciences Centre Social Work Department
  • "Collaborative Practice and Family Law", CJOB
  • "Manitoba Family Law Changes Bringing Needed Clarity", Legal Feeds-Canadian Lawyer & Law Times
  • "Protection Orders in Spotlight", Winnipeg Free Press
  • "Mobility Issues and Family Law", CTV

Author

  • "Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench application of s.18 of The Child Support Guidelines-Adding Back Pre-Tax Income", Manitoba Bar Association/Law Society of Manitoba
  • “Assisted Human Reproduction in Canada”, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Member

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Assocation
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba
  • International Collaborative Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Infertility Awareness Association of Canada

Articles by Robynne Kazina

Robynne Kazina Featured in Southwest Post Article on Surrogacy Part 3: The Legal Side of Things

Taylor McCaffrey Lawyer,  Robynne Kazina, was quoted in a Southwest Post article on Canadian Surrogacy Laws in part 3 of a series about a New Brunswick surrogate mother’s story.  To read full article click here.


Global News Interview with Dr. McTavish Procrea Heartland Clinic -Surrogacy Law

Watch full video here.


Robynne Kazina Talks Collaborative Practice on 680CJOB

On this CJOB Talk to the Experts Part 1, featuring Collaborative Practice Members Greg Evans of Evans Family Law Corporation, and Robynne Kazina of Taylor McCaffrey LLP, discuss what collaborative practice is. This 680 CJOB radio interview can be listened to online, by clicking…


Canadian Lawyer Magazine Interviews Robynne Kazina

Partner, Robynne Kazina, was interviewed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, in June 2015, addressing the Manitoba family law changes bringing needed ‘clarity’. Read the full article here.


Adoption in Manitoba

This new legislation came into effect in Manitoba on June 15th, 2015. Unless there has been a Disclosure veto filed, now adult adoptees and birth parents can apply for access to identifying information if available.


Surrogacy, Egg Donation, Sperm Donation and Fertility Law

There is no doubt that Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) is a ‘hot topic’ in Canadian Law.  As AHR becomes increasingly commonplace across the country, case law is ever-expanding and select Canadian jurisdictions have made legislative changes to reflect the evolving…