Resources from Luke's Place
Luke’s Place offers a range of resources on the intersection of family law and violence against women.
The term woman abuse describes any kind of abuse a woman is subjected to because she is a woman. This kind of abuse may also be called "gender-based violence", "family violence" or "gender-based abuse". Includes a lengthy list of abuse tactics. View this definition of woman abuse.
Making decisions at the end of an abusive relationship is challenging and often dangerous for the woman and her children. It is at this high-risk time that many people become involved with family court. Learn more about the intersection of family violence and family law.
Safety plans, legal information and strategies on how to survive family court packaged as a Workbook, with specific tools collected into a Court Organizer. All material is available on the website. You can download the whole Workbook in English or French or individual worksheets from the site for free. Designed for women, but lawyers and service providers find this a great resource for working with clients. Women’s organizations can order packages of 10 Workbooks or Organizers. Currently we are updating this resource; print and downloads will not be available until Fall 2021.
Watch our weekly blog posts for legal news and family court strategies for women and their allies. We have specific sections on case law, current events, frequently asked questions about family law, updates on Luke's Place and more. If you haven't already checked it out, visit the blog now.
Third edition to launch Fall 2021! Order yours now. Designed for women's service providers, this manual covers a wide range of topics related to gender-based violence in the family, the family law process, custody and access and how to effectively advocate. Learn more about the manual.
Designed for women’s organizations wishing to build their capacity to provide legal support, this package contains all Luke’s Place procedures and policies as well as our workshops for women. Learn more about the Legal Services Delivery Toolkit.
This paper takes the position that the presence of professional advocates does not destroy this privilege and, in fact, enhances the lawyer-client relationship to the benefit of, primarily, the client, but also the lawyer. Download Impact of Third Parties.