Nicolle Kopping-Pavars

Nicolle Kopping-Pavars

Nicolle Kopping-Pavars, principal of Toronto's NKP Law, focuses on family law and is a strong proponent of mindfulness training for lawyers and judges.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and Bachelor of Laws in 1996 from Unisa and Witwatersrand University in South Africa, Ms. Kopping-Pavars was admitted as a lawyer in South Africa in 1998.

She immigrated to Canada in 2001, where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa (National Committee of Accreditation) before being called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

She is currently a lawyer in good standing in both South Africa and with the Law Society of Ontario.

Ms. Kopping-Pavars’ practice focuses on collaborative family law, including separation and divorce, mediation, fertility law, and third-party reproduction, including surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation.

In addition, she is an agent for the office of the children’s lawyer, a collaborative law trainer, a certified screener for domestic violence and power imbalances for family arbitration, and a certified family law mediator.

While in South Africa, Ms. Kopping-Pavars was involved in a court case that led to a decision that contributed towards the law in South Africa changing with respect to the legal rights of unmarried fathers.

Ms. Kopping-Pavars is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the National Committee on Accreditation Certification in Canada, the Law Society of South Africa, the Mediation Association in South Africa, the Association of Family Lawyers in South Africa, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

In addition to her legal work, Ms. Kopping-Pavars has been a director of the Canada South Africa Chamber of Business, and a volunteer at the Johannesburg Legal Aid Bureau, as well as the Cotlands Baby sanctuary, a home for abandoned, abused and neglected children. 

Nicolle Kopping-Pavars In The News
The four foundations of mindfulness

In Part 2 of her seven-part series, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses the four foundations of mindfulness. Mindfulness is just as ... Read more

How lawyers can benefit from mindfulness

This is Part 1 of a seven-part series on mindfulness. In this initial instalment, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars provides an overview of mindfulness and ... Read more

Mindfulness can improve how lawyers practise law

A commitment to mindfulness can lead to less stress and better communication, and it could also change the way you practise law, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle ... Read more

Equal shared parenting shouldn’t be default position

A defeated private member's bill that would establish equal shared parenting as the default position in custody disputes is best left off the law books, Toronto-area family ... Read more

Kopping-Pavars to host talk on mindfulness

Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars  is hosting a talk on mindfulness on Nov. 28 in Markham. The talk will be held at the York Family Law Chambers, 500 ... Read more

Stolen laptop puts mindfulness to the test

During a recent trip to South Africa, Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars got a chance to put her mindfulness training to the test. Kopping Pavars, ... Read more

Kopping-Pavars to host workshop at IACP Annual Forum

Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars is hosting a workshop at the upcoming International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) 18 th Annual Networking ... Read more

Make meditation a habit: Kopping-Pavars

To get the most out of mindfulness meditation, beginners need to build it into their daily routine, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . When people ... Read more

Collaborative law offers separating couples emotional release

Collaborative law gives separating couples an emotional outlet unavailable to them in the traditional litigation process, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars tells ... Read more

Anxious lawyers could benefit from mindfulness meditation

Anxious lawyers could benefit from regular mindful meditation, says Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . A recent study by scientists at the University of ... Read more

Kopping-Pavars presenting mindfulness workshop at LSUC Solo and Small Firm Conference

Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars  is offering a workshop on mindfulness at the upcoming ‘Solo and Small Firm Conference 2017’, presented by ... Read more

Skilled negotiation requires emotional intelligence

Although many lawyers are trained to deal with facts and bottom lines, having an understanding of emotion is the key to successfully engaging the other ... Read more

Thai approach to mindfulness an eye-opener

Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars  continues to learn lessons from her recent Buddhist trip to Thailand.    Kopping-Pavars, principal of NKP ... Read more

Honest feedback from clients helpful for lawyer improvement

Especially in family law where individuals are often dealing with difficult personal situations, it is essential for clients to feel their lawyer is helping them to make important ... Read more

Study shows mindfulness helps with stress

A recent study that suggests mindfulness can cut stress and anxiety comes as no surprise to Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . Researchers at the Georgetown ... Read more

Law firm wellness room fosters productive, less stressful environment

Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping - Pavars  makes a strong case for “wellness rooms” at law offices. “A wellness room is a place ... Read more

Kopping-Pavars offering mindfulness course for lawyers

Starting Jan. 9, Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars will be offering a five-week mindfulness course for lawyers at her Markham office. Kopping-Pavars, ... Read more

NKP Law holds Monday morning meditation sessions to reduce stress

Each  Monday  morning at 10, lawyers crowd into  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars ’ office for  a meditation session she leads to help them set ... Read more

Mindfulness for judges promotes compassion in courtrooms

If judges received mindfulness training to learn to slow down and live in the present moment, they could help create compassionate courtrooms that would reduce stress ... Read more

Tips for lawyers to reduce stress

The first step for lawyers to reduce their stress levels is to start noticing their triggers, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . “Once a ... Read more

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