Alexandra Forsyth-Sells joined Mills & Mills LLP as an Associate in 2021, practicing in Family Law.
Alexandra has experience in all aspects of Family Law including separation and divorce, property division, custody and access, child and spousal support, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements. She is an experienced advocate, with experience representing clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Family Court Branch of the Superior Court of Justice. She also recognizes the benefits of resolving family matters outside of the court process through the family dispute resolution services such as negotiation and mediation. Recently, Alexandra completed The Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice, designed, and delivered by leading Family Law judges, lawyers, and experts. She understands that every family is unique and is focused on meeting their individual needs to resolve their matter.
Alexandra attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. While in law school, she completed an exchange at the Universite Paris 1 – Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris, France in partnership with Cornell University Law School. She actively participated in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program where she mentored incoming law students. Alexandra completed her Major Research Paper on the retention of female lawyers in private practice.
Alexandra completed both her undergraduate degree (first class standing) in Political Science and Women’s Studies and a Masters degree in Political Science at Brock University. She also completed a post-graduate certificate in Multi-Platform Journalism at Seneca College in Toronto where she received comprehensive training in television, radio, and digital journalism.
Alexandra possesses oral fluency and intermediate written proficiency in French.
Year of Call
B.A. (Political Science and Women’s Studies), Brock University, 2009
M.A. (Political Science), Brock University, 2010
J.D., University of Ottawa, 2013
Post-Graduate Certificate in Multi-Platform Journalism, Seneca College, 2017
Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice, 2021
Law Society of Ontario