311 Open Bar Series Presents..

Am I a Party? Navigating Party Status in Child Protection Cases When Providing ILA to Prospective Caregivers

Chair: Justice Sheilagh O’Connell, Senior Advisory Family Justice, Ontario Court of Justice


Deana DeGrâce, Legal Director, Peel Children’s Aid Society
Tammy Law, Barrister & Solicitor, Tammy Law Corporation

Margarida Pacheco, Barrister & Solicitor, Pacheco Family Law

Where: Online through ZOOM

When:  Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The family bar is often called upon to provide ILA to prospective caregivers about the implications of assuming care and custody of a child involved in the child welfare system. Knowing how to competently advise a caregiver has become all the more important in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex v. T.E. on party status in child protection proceedings. The panel will also offer their best tips on providing ILA in family law.

CPD: 75 minutes substantive; 15 minutes professionalism. Materials will be provided electronically.

For more information please view the flyer here.

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