The FLA is continuing to advocate on behalf of our members with respect to the recent cuts to LAO in family law, as with the other work we do, we want to reflect the views of our membership as accurately as possible.
Please find below a link to our short survey on this issue:
The deadline to participate and complete the survey is September 30, 2019.
It is very important that each one of us take the time to complete the ten-minute survey. The legitimacy of our survey results depends on a high participation rate. Given the urgency of this issue, we ask that you complete the survey as soon as possible. Please feel free to share the survey with other family law lawyers.
Please join us for the
The evening includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, and plenty of amazing surprises!
We are please to have the Honourable George Czutrin, Senior Judge of the Family Court, Superior Court of Justice, as our Keynote Speaker.
When: Thursday October 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Midtown Event Theatre (2492 Yonge Street)
Ticket Price: $100.00
Please click here to see the poster!
The deadline to purchase tickets for the FLA’s 25th Anniversary Gala is October 21st, 2019. Get your tickets while you still can!
We are also offering a vegetarian meal option for those who are interested. If you would like to request the vegetarian meal option, please send us an email at email@example.com before October 10th, 2019.
Unlike many of our past events, tickets for the event cannot be purchased in at the door. Please be sure to get your tickets in advance!
The Family Lawyers Association is deeply concerned with the Ontario Government’s plan to cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by over 30 per cent.
The FLA was founded 25 years ago in response to the legal aid funding crisis of the mid-1990s. Accordingly, the focus of the FLA has always been to work towards improving Legal Aid Ontario and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable low-income Ontarians. The FLA believes that all individuals involved in our family justice system should have easy access together with competent legal representation when dealing with the important issues affecting themselves and their families. Without adequate funding for LAO, the most vulnerable unrepresented litigants will be left to navigate the legal system on their own. The FLA is also gravely concerned with the Ontario Government’s position to no longer fund refugee and immigration law services.
We urge the Attorney General to reconsider and redress the substantial cuts to LAO’s funding.
Please see full statement and contact here.
The 13th Annual Family Law Summit is taking place on March 18th-19th, 2019.
This year, the FLA is offering a group registration discount for Members only!
Please click here for information regarding group registration and details about the Summit.
Annual General Meeting is taking place on January 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the Center for Social Innovation in the Atrium room, for more information on the location please click here.
Centre for Social Innovation
192 Spadina Avenue
Election to the Board of Directors for the Family Lawyers Association:
Election to the board takes place at our Annual General Meeting. Please consider becoming a member of our Board of Directors. If you are interested in running for election, please fill out a Nomination Form and provide a short bio and return them to me by January 7, 2019. If you’d like more information, please get in touch with me or any one of our existing Board Members.
Please find the Nomination Form here.
You are invited to the Family Lawyers Association Annual Social, the October Sizzle!
Enjoy Bill Rodgers and his excellent band “Soul Custody”, food, drink, dancing, and good company!
When: October 11, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: JOEY Eaton Centre
Ticket Price: $50.00 early online purchase through the link below ($60.00 at door)
Tickets include two drinks courtesy of the Advocates’ Society, as well as amazing appetizers, decadent desserts, and yes, live music!
Lawyers, judges, friends, support staff, spouses, partners, and others, significant or not, are welcome to join the fun!
Tickets sold out last year so make sure you get yours early!
Click HERE to purchase tickets!
For more information please contact:
Haley Gaber-Katz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Pacheco: email@example.com
NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION
AMENDMENTS TO FAMILY LAW RULES (O. Reg. 114/99) EFFECTIVE April 23rd, 30th and July 1st, 2018.
Winter weather got you down? Just finished a difficult trial? Why not invite opposing counsel to a (mostly) friendly game of ping pong, courtesy of the Family Lawyers Association?
Join us for a fun evening of networking, drinks, and ping-pong!
When: May 3rd, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: SPiN Toronto, 461 King Street West
FLA Members FREE
Non-Members – $15.00
One drink ticket included!
Please RSVP and purchase tickets by following the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fla-ping-pong-challenge-tickets-45357697093
Please join us at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the FLA.
Where: Arts and Letters Club (14 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1G7)
When: 28 November 2017 at 6:00 PM
This event is featuring a talk by Dr. Victoria Talwar, Associate Professor at McGill University, on “Assessing the Credibility and Competency of Child Witnesses”.
Understand the capacities of children (including intellectual and language) and being sensitive to these when working with children. Explore issues related to interviewing children, and the impact of different questions, from both developmental psychology theoretical perspectives and practical applications in terms of best practice methods of interviewing children.
Please note that this event is open to FLA members only. To join or renew, visit: https://flao.org/join-renew/
Click here to download the flyer!
Please download and submit all nominations, including a short bio, to Katharina Janczaruk at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 24 November:
Come join the Family Lawyers Association for our annual social, the October Sizzle!
Tickets are $50.00 early bird, $60.00 at the door, and include one drink, appetizers and desserts – music and dancing also included.
Judges, friends, support stuff, spouses, partners and others, significant or not, are welcome to join the fun!
Email FLA Board members Anne Calpin at email@example.com, or Gary Gottlieb at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. Tickets can also be purchased online. Click here to download the flyer!
Please also see the flyer for the upcoming Town Hall Meeting.
Click here to access the FLA’s statement on the recent Family Law Review.
The Family Lawyers Association will be commenting more fully on the recommendations in this report at a later date.