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Stormy Seas: Navigating the Challenging Evidentiary Waters in Family Violence Cases

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

Speaker: Rollie Thompson, K.C.
Professor Emeritus, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University Counsel, Epstein Cole LLP

Where: Online through Zoom

When:  June 10, 2024

From: 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Reflecting the 2021 amendments to the Divorce Act (mirrored in the Children’s Law Reform Act), in 2022 the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that findings of family violence are a critical consideration in the best interests analysis. The Court also recognized that these allegations can be challenging to prove, thus proof of even one incident of family violence may raise safety concerns for the victim relevant to the determinations courts must make. Professor Rollie Thompson will offer expert guidance on how to navigate the challenging evidentiary considerations in cases involving family violence. Please join us for this essential program for all family law practitioners!

This program has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism by the Law Society of Ontario. It contains 15 minutes of Professionalism Hours and 75 minutes of substantive CLE.

This program is free. You will receive information on how to access Zoom through Eventbrite after ticket purchase. This is a continuing education program NOT open to the public. You must register in advance through Eventbrite at the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/navigating-the-challenging-evidentiary-waters-in- family-violence-tickets-914006135957?aff=oddtdtcreator