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Accredited training for lawyers with clients leaving abusive relationships

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Family law cases involving violence against women are complicated, time consuming, stressful, challenging and can be dangerous for both the client and her lawyer. Yet effective lawyering is essential to ensure a positive outcome that allows the client and her

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Virtual legal clinic: Video conferencing for justice

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Luke’s Place is establishing a virtual legal clinic for women who have left abusive relationships and are involved with family court. Using web-based video conferencing, the clinic will connect women in rural and remote areas to family law lawyers elsewhere.

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Teaching law students about violence against women

Many of the women we support at Luke’s Place share their frustrations when their lawyers do not understand the realities of violence against women. Often, this lack of understanding is the result of a lack of educational opportunities, both for

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Unrepresented litigants: Obligations of the lawyer

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The Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario, recently provided an e-bulletin to assist lawyers who are dealing with self-represented litigants on the other side in a case. The information it contains is

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