Legal Support Worker/Family Court Support Worker

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

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Mediation: You can’t always get what you want

“But if you try sometime you find/You get what you need.” Many women leaving abusive relationships would take exception to even the modest optimism expressed by the Rolling Stones in this 1969 hit. Nonetheless, this is very much the tone

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810 Reasons to Support Luke’s Place

This June every donation to Luke’s Place increases our chances to win $10,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. The more often you give, the more chances we have. We can give you 810 reasons to donate to Luke’s Place.

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Laura Legge Award Speech: Honouring women subjected to violence

On May 22, 2019, our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was presented with the Laura Legge Award by the Law Society of Ontario. The following is her award speech, in print and audio. I am deeply honoured to be receiving this

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Case law: Maher

Bakhshi v. Hosseinzadeh 2017 ONCA 838: The parties in this case were married in Iran in 1995, at which time they entered into a Maher, which is an Islamic marriage contract. They emigrated to Canada and then separated in 2013. The

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Are there strategies that can make long distance access work?

This is the second installment of a two-part series There are many ways a family can organize access even when one parent lives some distance away from the kids. Factors that need to be considered include: Distance The children’s ages

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Luke’s Place Direct Service Program Manager Job Posting – Maternity Leave

Luke’s Place is seeking a full-time experienced, collaborative manager to coordinate the delivery of its innovative direct service programs and services in Durham Region. About Luke’s Place: Luke’s Place is the only stand-alone family law support centre in Canada for

Laura Legge Award: The work of Legal Director Pamela Cross recognized

Last night, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross received the Laura Legge Award from the Law Society of Ontario. From an interview with the Kingston Whig-Standard: “All of my work is on the issue of violence against women and supporting

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How can separated parents manage long distance access?

This is the first installment of a two-part series We are living in an increasingly globalized world, so it is not surprising that families move – often long distances – more than they used to. While this can pose challenges

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New unified family courts

The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced eight new Unified Family Court (UFC) locations that went into operation on May 13, 2019. These locations are: Belleville Cayuga Kitchener Pembroke Picton Simcoe St. Thomas Twelve judges have been onboarded to

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