A respectful approach that considers the deeply human side of family law

Chau Tran family law lawyer

I take a practical and realistic approach to resolving legal issues for my clients while minimizing lengthy and expensive court processes.

My own experience as a co-parent has informed my perspective on the value of building a positive working relationship with one’s parenting partner. I am deeply committed to helping parents resolve conflict through collaborative practices that protect the integrity of the lifelong co-parenting relationship.

My focus on healthy parenting relationships extends to my work with intended parents, surrogates, and sperm and egg donors and includes preparing surrogacy and donorship agreements, obtaining a declaration of parentage from the court, and navigating the adoption process.

I have co-taught Clinical Family Law at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. I sit on the steering committee of Collaborative Practice Manitoba and am the co-chair of its Technology Committee.

Serving those who have challenges accessing justice is a priority for me. I have been a volunteer at A Woman’s Place Legal Help Centre, Legal Aid Manitoba, Pro Bono Students Canada, and Siloam Mission.


  • Family Mediation Training,  Toronto, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 2011
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Manitoba, 1995

Professional Associations:

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba
  • Collaborative Professionals of Canada
  • American Bar Association