Case law: Life insurance, will and family law obligations

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Dagg v. Cameron Estate 2017 ONCA 366: This case is a good illustration of how family law issues can continue long after the case has been initially resolved — in this case, beyond the death of one of the parties. Stephen and Anastasia Cameron were married in 2003 and had two children. In 2010, Stephen…

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Exceptional contributions: Luke’s Place awarded by the Ontario Bar Association

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Oshawa, Ontario – The Ontario Bar Association recognizes Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children with the OBA Foundation Award. The award is presented to individuals and organizations that make: exceptional contributions to the improvement of the justice system through public legal education, innovative research, or other means. “It is truly an…

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Law Society awards Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross

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PRESS RELEASE Oshawa, Ontario – Luke’s Place is pleased to announce that the Law Society of Ontario has recognized our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, as the 2019 Laura Legge Award recipient. “It is an honour to have been selected for this award,” says Cross. The work I do is inspired by the countless women in…

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Do children need a safety plan?

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Many thanks to Miranda Brijlall, articling student at Luke’s Place, who prepared this response with assistance from Legal Director, Pamela Cross. In circumstances of family violence, children as well as their mothers need to take care of themselves by developing a safety plan containing steps to increase and maintain their own safety, to the extent…

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Case law: Privacy of child’s OCL records

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Ontario (Children’s Lawyer) V. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) 2018 ONCA 559: This case, eventually decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal earlier this year, addresses the privacy of children’s records kept by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. A custody and access case between the parents of two children eventually led to the involvement…

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