Family court operations: Guide for the pandemic

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Luke’s Place has just launched a new resource that guides women and workers on Ontario’s family court operations. In March 2020, family courts moved quickly and efficiently to ensure their operations were consistent with provincial public health protocols put in place to limit spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this process, many of those involved…

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Work with us! Wanted: Legal Support Worker/Family Court Support Worker

Parental Leave Contract Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker/Family Court Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for women who…

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Volunteer with us! Wanted: Citizen researchers

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Luke’s Place is seeking Citizen Researchers to support community engaged, family court research we are undertaking with the University of Guelph. Citizen Researchers will virtually observe family court motions and trials through the Oshawa court and collect important data to be coded, analyzed and disseminated by the research team. Research is aimed at understanding the complexities of intersecting legal systems and woman abuse.   Duties/responsibilities:  Complete an application…

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National roadmap to ending violence against women

Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-based Violence

A new article by Samantha McCabe in The Tyee on the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-based Violence describes the history and pillars of the plan as well as interviews those involved in its development, including our Legal Director, Pamela Cross. Pamela Cross, co-chair of the roadmap’s committee for justice and legal…

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