Part 2 of program in early May will focus on criminal law implications of family violence cases
Hybrid event – Zoom or in person, Law School, Queen’s University, Rm 001
For Lawyers, Mediators, Social Workers, Psychologists, interested professionals and students
– Justice Anne Trousdale, Superior Court of Justice (Family), Kingston
– Elizabeth French, Family Lawyer, Kingston
– Sue Weir, Executive Director of Lennox and Addington Interval House, Napanee
– Lousanne Rode, social worker, FACSFLA, Kingston
– Nicholas Bala, law professor, Queen’s University
– Karla McGrath (Moderator), Queen’s Family Law Clinic
• Changing landscape: Social Understandings, Legal Developments & Resources
• Divorce Act Amendments & SCC in Barendregt v Grebliunas
• Torts, including family violence, Alhuwalia
• Department of Justice HELP toolkit for lawyers and other resources
• Ontario-wide virtual legal support for victims and their lawyers: Luke’s Place
• Understanding “coercive control”
• Deciding how to proceed whether for (alleged) victim or (alleged) perpetrator
• Supporting victims, safety planning and role of shelters
• Role of Family Courts and Urgent Motions
• Role of CAS in family violence cases
Admission is without charge, but those who want to attend, whether by Zoom or in person, are required to register at https://queenslaw.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOiqrz8iEt04fW6sXUVxvqWHncUzkI4o
or for in person attendance only you may register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All who are registered may attend via Zoom or in person. In the event that health conditions require, this program may be shifted to all Zoom. Those who are registered will be notified.
After the end of the program, there will be a social gathering at the Grad Club (snacks provided and beverages available for purchase), a gradual return to pre-pandemic events.
For lawyers, this program is eligible for 1.5 hours Substantive Hours toward CPD requirements.
AFCC Vision: A justice system in which all professionals work collaboratively through education, support & access to services to achieve the best possible outcome for children