789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
The Annual Conference will be held in Toronto at the Toronto Reference Library on Friday, October 14th (in-person & virtually).
The Pre-Conference Institute will be held October 13th in Toronto at The Advocates Society.
Take advantage of an Early Bird rate by registering before July 31st.
This year, a panel of experienced family law and mental health professionals will explore a variety of topics “From the Child’s Perspective”.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SAMRA ZAFAR
Samra Zafar is an award-winning international speaker, bestselling author, consultant, educator, and entrepreneur who advocates for gender equity, inclusion, and human rights. Her international bestseller, A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose, depicts her experience as a child bride and how she escaped years of abuse to become one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
OTHER SESSIONS include: Disclosure of Children’s Counselling Notes, Gender Non-Conforming Children’s Experience of Family Court, Openness Post-Adoption, Evidence of Culture in Family and Child Protection Proceedings, as well as testimonials from youth and young adults who have been involved in family court proceedings or raised in care.
Final Registration Deadline: October 10th, 2022
Registrants will have the option to select in-person or virtual attendance. Please note your attendance selection CANNOT be changed after September 30.
Cancellations will be accepted until September 30, 2022 minus a $50 administration fee. After September 30, registrations may be transferred to another individual for the original attendance type only (i.e. in-person, virtual).
October 13, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Advocates Society
250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto
Expert Evidence: Effective Examination and Cross-Examination of a Mental Health Professional in a Relocation Case
Justice Heather McGee, Superior Court of Justice
Julie Hannaford, J K Hannaford Barristers
Dr. Barbara Fidler, Psychologist
Martha McCarthy, McCarthy Hansen and Company
Watch and learn from the dynamic duo of Julie Hannaford and Martha McCarthy and the experienced expert witness.
The process for having a mental health professional declared an expert will be reviewed and the strengths and weaknesses of the expert’s report will be critiqued throughout the mock trial.
Legal professionals will learn techniques to conduct an examination in chief and cross examination.
Mental health professionals will learn how to give evidence consistent with the scope of their expertise.
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