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UpcomingJustice Online – a Family Law Focussed Presentation – Webinar

  • March 9, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration Deadline: March 9 @ 2:30

Webinar link and any presentation materials will be sent to registrants the day before the event.

The presentation will consist of:

  • An overview of Justice Services Online and its various offerings
  • Focus on Family Claims Online vs. Family Submissions Online
  • Live Demo
  • Questions period


Paul Valenti

Consulting Manager of Family Operations with Court Services Division, Ministry of the Attorney General.

Paul has been with Court Services since 2005 and has worked in the courts as well as with the corporate office.

In addition to supporting various modernization initiatives, Paul participates on CSD’s technical and policy tables which consists of management members from across the province, representatives from the Offices of the Chief Justices of the Ontario and Superior Courts and other institutional offices such as the Family Responsibility Office and Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Elise Cattani

Associate of Family Operations with Court Services Division, Ministry of the Attorney General.

Elise has been with Court Services since 2011 and has worked at various courts as well as the corporate office.

In addition to providing support in managing day-to-day business, Elise also provides technical and procedural support to both the public and court users of our various modernization initiatives.

Justin Di Giacinto

Justin is a Business Process Improvement Analyst with the Project Implementation Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG). In his 10 years with MAG, Justin has held a variety of roles in court operations spanning over multiple business lines including Family, Civil, Small Claims and Criminal. His expertise has assisted in the area of service design as MAG aspires to improve its online presence and increase its online service offerings. Through a user-centric design approach, Justin spends the bulk of his time speaking to users, analyzing feedback and making recommendations on how to improve MAG’s digital court services.

 Angela Fajardo

Business Process Improvement Analyst, previously a Subject Matter Expert in Civil since January 2019 at the Project Implementation Branch/Corporate Services Management  Division, Ministry of the Attorney General. Angela has several years experience working as a Client Services Representative at the Civil Intake office with the Ministry of the Attorney General along with other positions in the Civil Trial Office, Family Law office and the Enforcement office.

Angela supports the Civil and Small Claims Court through UAT, process improvement and participates in the Justice Services Online initiatives.



UpcomingBills C78 and 207: Reforming the Law & Changing the Culture – Webinar

  • April 8, 2021
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 a joint presentation of AFCC-O and York Region Law Association


Professor Nicholas Bala
Archana Medhekar
Aaron Franks


Dr. Shely Polak
Justice Andrea Himel

The parenting provisions of Canada’s Divorce Act (Bill C-78) and Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act (Bill 207) are being amended, with new provisions in effect as of March 1, 2021. The reforms introduce new parenting terminology, and encourage the use of parenting plans and non-court family dispute resolution. The new laws include provisions to better recognize family violence and better address parental relocation. The reforms have significant implications for all who work in the family justice field, as they are intended to affect both practice in the courts and the “culture of divorce”

Our esteemed panel will share their opinions in response to the following questions:

  • Will the legislative changes have a significant impact family law professionals and our clients?
  • How can we reconcile parenting plans with the Court’s duty to make “orders”?
  • What factors may be most significant in relocation cases?
  • Will it be more/less difficult for parents to relocate – within Ontario, nationally, internationally?
  • How will domestic violence considerations affect outcomes?
  • What is the role for family law professionals in identifying and responding to risk?


Upcoming2021 Annual Conference

  • October 15, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tentative Location
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M4W 2G8