Month: November 2015

Lawyers wanted: Virtual legal consultations, pro bono hours, CPD hours

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Lawyers committed to access to justice are encouraged to consider joining the Luke’s Place virtual legal clinic. Be part of an innovative project to provide summary legal advice to survivors of intimate partner violence. Our virtual legal clinic uses web-based

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Recent case: Admissibility of CICB decision in custody case

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Women often wonder what kinds of evidence of abuse they can introduce into their family law case. In the case of Scarlett v Farrell, 2014 ONCJ 645, the wife sought to introduce the decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

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Steps in a Family Law Case: Tool from CLEO

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CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) has just released an excellent new tool, Steps in a Family Law Case, which guides you through family court processes. This is a very helpful resource for service providers and women with family law issues.

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Recent case law: Costs awarded against lawyer for bringing ex parte motion

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In the case of Sangha v Sangha, 19 R.F.L. 342 (Ont. S.C.J.), the Superior Court of Justice awarded significant costs against the lawyers for the mother, who brought an unsuccessful ex parte motion against the father for custody of the

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