Professional development for family law lawyers: CPD accredited course on domestic violence

The Luke’s Place online course, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships”, is CPD accredited for 1 hour 20 minutes Professionalism Hours and up to 1 hour 10 minutes Substantive Hours. To register and pay online, visit our sign up

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Support Luke’s Place: Registration for DCF Walk closes Oct. 15

A reminder to sign up soon for the Durham Community Foundation Walk to help raise funds for Luke’s Place. Pre-registration is required and closes Monday October 15. About the Walk When: Sunday, October 21st at 10AM. Lunch follows at 11:30AM Where: Deer Creek,

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What is independent legal advice and when does a women need it?

Before a woman signs any kind of agreement related to her family law issues, she should obtain independent legal advice (ILA). This means she needs to meet with her own lawyer to review whatever the agreement may be. Common agreements

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Ontario Family Court Watch: An invitation to organizations

The problem When a woman leaves an abusive relationship, family court outcomes can play a key role in improving the safety and quality of her life and that of her children. However, the family law system can also increase risk

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Durham Community Foundation Walk: October 21

Please join us for the 2018 Durham Community Foundation Walk and help raise funds for Luke’s Place! When: Sunday, October 21st at 10AM. Lunch follows at 11:30AM Where: Deer Creek, 2700 Audley Road, Ajax How: Register on online Pre-registration is required by Monday October

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Family violence is relevant in family law processes

A new report published by the Department of Justice Canada describes what many of us already know about family violence and family law processes: In a family law context, violence, abuse and neglect within families can have wide ranging, long-term

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How can alternative dispute resolution help me with my family law matter?

Looking for a basic introduction to alternative dispute resolution? Also known as ADR, these are ways to solve family law problems other than going to court. Mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law are forms of ADR. Learn about these alternatives

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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: The importance of family violence screening tools for family law practitioners

Our new report on family violence screening tools for lawyers and other family law practitioners is now available from the Department of Justice Canada. Family law lawyers are often the first point of contact for those entering the family justice

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Femicide is the crisis we’re all ignoring

Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, talks with Sarah Boesveld, senior writer of Chatelaine, in a podcast about femicide. There’s been an increasing focus on violence against women in recent years, but that hasn’t resulted in a drop in the

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Court etiquette: How should I behave in family court?

When you go to family court, you will be focused on thinking about your case. Good manners may be the last thing on your mind. However, your case will move along more smoothly and you may feel more comfortable while

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