Canon Law — the internal law of the Catholic Church — is the longest-standing continuous system of law in the world, with clear roots in the ancient Roman Law. Not dry and dusty, it is a living legal system, and as vitally important to the life of the Church as it has ever been.
I earned my Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) in 2012 from Université Saint Paul/Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since 2013 I have worked full time for a diocesan tribunal in the United States, as well as serving as advocate for individuals involved in causes of matrimonial nullity in a number of other tribunals in the country.
Catholic canon law is a distinct science all its own, and operates in many ways very differently from what you might expect. So if you find yourself confronted with a canon law question or problem, don’t guess, and don’t just give up! Ask for help. Whether you are a party in a contentious case before a Catholic Tribunal, a Catholic parishioner wondering about your rights, or even a novelist wanting to get a canon law detail just right in your latest work, I am ready to offer my expertise to assist you. If you are in need of canonical advice, please contact me using the form below. I will be happy to help, or to direct you to someone who can if your case requires it.