North Toronto Family Court Education Committee presents,
“WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE”, Topics in Mobility: Relocation & Extra Provincial Custody and Access Issues
Learn how to approach a family law custody and access case with extra provincial issues. Our panel will speak about scenarios such as:
- The (Ontario resident) child who has been wrongfully removed/wrongfully retained in another jurisdiction
- The child who is wrongfully removed to/retained in Ontario
- When does the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction apply
- How to litigate a case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
- What is the role of the Central Authority
- What are the tests/limitations under the Children’s Law Reform Act relating to when the Court can exercise its jurisdiction to make an order for custody of or access
- What are the tests/limitations under the Divorce Act relating to when the Court can exercise its jurisdiction to make an order for custody of or access
- When can the Court make custody/access related orders under its Parens patriae jurisdiction
- How to approach a relocation/mobility case
Chair: The Honourable Debra Paulseth, Ontario Court of Justice
Mary Jo Maur, BA (Hons), LLB, LLM, Assistant Professor and Director, Introduction to Legal Skills, Queen’s University, Faculty of Law
Caroline Brett, Counsel for the Family Responsibility Office and the Central Authority for the Province of Ontario in respect of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Nancy Chaves, Family Law Lawyer
Heather Hansen, Family Law Lawyer, Martha McCarthy & Company
When: Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (program starts at 5:00 PM)
Where: North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street (West end of lower level, across from the North York Public Library)
Cost of Admission: $20.00 cash only (includes materials and refreshments)
This program has been accredited for 1.0 SUBSTANTIVE and 0.5 PROFESSIONALISM Hours toward total CPD Requirements. This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by Law Society of Upper Canada.
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series presents,
THE YEAR IN REVIEW: TOP FAMILY AND CHILD PROTECTION CASES OF 2016-2017
Back by popular demand, do not miss this essential overview and discussion of the leading family law and child protection cases of the past year. Aaron Franks will present a paper citing the leading family law cases that will have significant impact on your practice, including Harder v. The Queen, 2016 TCC 197, a tax court decision that addresses the sharing of tax deductions among separating spouses and the importance of how family lawyers should properly draft agreements on these issues. Gabrielle Pop-Lazic will also present a paper on the leading child protection cases of the past year, including CCAS v. RM, 2017 ONCJ 661.
As an added bonus, Justice Starr will speak for approximately 10 minutes at the end of the program on the topic “Professionalism Tips for Lawyers – A Judge’s Perspective from the Bench”.
Materials will be provided electronically.
LawPro approval for this program for Risk Management Credits is pending. Approval for professionalism hours by LSUC is pending.
When: Monday, 08 January, 2018 from 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: 311 Jarvis Street
Cost of Admission: $25.00
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The AFCC Ontario New Child Protection Lawyers’ Group Presents…
UNDERSTANDING THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE
Explaining the Role of the PGT in Child Welfare Cases
The Honourable Justice Sager will be joined by PGT lawyers Anthea Cheung and Olivia Holzapfel to discuss what to expect when the PGT is involved in your Child Welfare Case.
Topics will include:
– The role of counsel with respect to mentally incapable litigants;
– Information about the PGT office and their role in child welfare
– General tips on communicating with and representing mentally
Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct include: Rule 3.2-9 Client with Diminished Capacity; Rule
3.3-1 Confidential Information; Rule 5.1 Lawyer as Advocate
When: 13 December, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 47 Sheppard Avenue East, Courtroom A -> 2nd Floor
This promises to be an informative presentation and will be an excellent opportunity to meet other lawyers practicing child protection law. We hope to see you there!
Students welcome and encouraged to attend!
This event has been accredited for 1.0 Professionalism Hours toward total CPD requirements.
AFCC Ontario New Child Protection Lawyers’ Group : Stephanie Giannandrea, Robyn Switzer, Shuah Roskies, and Haley Gaber-Katz.
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