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, a Court Organizer and a website. 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.
This free toolkit provides legal information about the laws for arrangements for children after a relationship ends, which have recently changed. The toolkit also provides tip sheets and checklists. Learn more about the toolkit.
Third edition has launched! 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.
Emergency Motions Toolkit
This resource is currently under revision. A third edition will be released shortly!
Legal Services Delivery Toolkit
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. This resource is currently under revision. An updated version will be available shortly!
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.