"Never Cut What Can Be Untied" is the inspiration for Jacinta's work.
Jacinta Gallant Training & Presentations in Collaborative Law

About Jacinta

Jacinta Gallant is a respected Canadian collaborative lawyer, conflict trainer, mediator and innovator in her field. She is recognized internationally for her insightful and experiential approach to teaching and managing conflict, and has been welcomed as a trainer throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.

Jacinta's Podcast: The Authentic Professional

"Never cut what can be untied" is the inspiration for Jacinta's work. Leaving behind many years as a successful litigation lawyer, Jacinta now works exclusively as a settlement advocate - using her skill and wisdom to help people untangle the knots of conflict while attending to relationships.

Jacinta is the principal of Waterstone Law Group, a firm specializing in innovative legal services for families, and is the founder and president of Innovation for Lawyers Inc.. She is known for her keen intelligence, engaging personality, and practical, non-judgmental approach to conflict. Her trainings are interactive, structured and insightful - with the goal of helping professionals be more authentic and natural in their work.

Jacinta is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and a Trainer with the IACP Training Faculty tasked with delivering Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training throughout the world. She is the founder of collaborative practice on Prince Edward Island and is a leader in the national and international collaborative practice community.

Her formal education came from the University of Prince Edward Island (Bachelor of Arts), Dalhousie University and University of Victoria Law Schools (Juris Doctor). She has extensive academic and professional conflict resolution training and is a student and teacher of the Insight Approach to Conflict.

Jacinta has two young adult children and lives with her husband and 2 dogs in Hampton, Prince Edward Island. She travels extensively to deliver conflict training and continues to learn from the people around her. Every summer, Jacinta hosts Summer Sessions for Conflict professionals, bringing people to beautiful Prince Edward Island for deep and challenging professional development in a world class vacation destination.

With a strong yoga practice, a deeply rooted family and a love of nature, Jacinta is grounded, adventurous and generous.

What people say about Jacinta’s training:

I came away from Jacinta Gallant's training energized, enthusiastic about having deepened my skill set, and deeply impressed with her authentic, warm, informed and engaging presence. I highly recommend this training.

Deepening Without Drowning: Accessing Hope, Managing Threats & Breathing Fresh Air 2019

Definitely make the time to attend Jacinta’s workshops. She is a charismatic and insightful speaker. Learning from her experience is completely essential if you practice collaborative law.

Shifting from Judgment to Curiosity
Perth, Scotland 2017

Your presentation was really wonderful.  It shed a higher level light to our current practice.  So many times we attend a presentation and walk away thinking, “o.k., I’m doing most of that.  I should or may be able to tweak this or that.”  In this case, I and many of my peers were really moved by your presentation!
Shifting from Judgment to Curiosity

Collaborative Professionals of Washington USA

Jacinta’s teaching on interests was an inspiration. She is warm and hilarious and (then you find) incredibly experienced, principled and wise. There is joyous de-bunking of some of that slightly self-righteous or regimented practice that it is so easy for us to acquire like calcium deposits as we do this work and instead, during her trainings, we get a clean sense of the professional we wanted to be when we started out.

Keeping Interests on the Table

London, England 2016

Out of all of the presentations that I attended at the IACP Forum, yours was by far my favorite.  I was so excited to share with my fellow collaborative practitioners the concept of using the interest agenda to create solutions to meet our clients’ interests.  I believe that this will also help “balance” certain power struggles we encounter during the process by ensuring that even the less vocal party’s interests are put forth and considered equally as those put forth by the more vocal individual.  It forces the professionals to work with clients to identify what their real interests are, going much deeper than what the clients may initially put forth as more position-oriented needs.
Keeping Interests on the Table

IACP Forum 2015

Jacinta, I think I can speak for everyone when I say how much we enjoyed being with you last week! It was an amazing and inspirational 2 days. We learned so much and I can’t wait to get to practice this. It was also a lot of fun- your spirit and energy are contagious!

Advanced Skills Workshop,

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017

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