Lawyers and Court Workers Welcome
311 Open Bar Series Presents

Order outside the Court!
The Right to Counsel in Out-of-Court Child Protection Matters

Justice Alex Finlayson, Superior Court of Justice
Tammy Law, Barrister and Solicitor, past President OACPL.
Simon Fisch, counsel, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Tom Kelsey, Director-General, Legal Aid Ontario
Cathy Tempesta, counsel, Office of the Children’s Lawyer

When: Online through ZOOM Monday, April 4, 2022 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Many child protection issues involve out-of-court solutions. However, despite the critical issues at play, too often parents and children do not have the benefit of representation or legal advice until or unless a case is brought to court. Our panel of experts will address critical gaps in access to counsel and discuss the following issues:

􏰀 Efforts being made to ensure that parents/children get access to representation/advice before a case gets to court;
􏰀 Circumstances when it would be prudent to have out of court representation/advice;

􏰀Funding options available through Legal Aid Ontario;

􏰀Remedies available when matters go awry without parties having the benefit
of legal advice.

􏰀Charter implications and creative court challenges ahead.

To view the flyer, please click here.

Join us for an exploration of this unChartered territory, as we search for innovations to improve access to justice for our clients.

This program has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism by the Law Society of Ontario. CPD: 75 minutes substantive; 15 minutes professionalism.
This is a continuing education program NOT open to the public. You must register in advance through Eventbrite at the link above no later than March 31, 2022. Admission cost is $25.00. You will receive information on how to access Zoom through Eventbrite after ticket purchase.