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Violence, Harassment and Intimidation of Family Lawyers and Professionals

November 7 2022 at 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Chair: Justice Sheilagh O’Connell


Hilary Linton, Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Arbitrator: Riverdale Mediation/Toronto Family Mediation Services

Neha Chugh, Criminal and Child Protection Lawyer, Chugh Law

Gil Zvulony, Internet Lawyer, Zvulony & Co. pc

Has it become dangerous to be an Ontario lawyer? This was the headline of a Toronto Star article published on September 11, 2021. One does not have to look far to find examples of family lawyers who have been physically assaulted, threatened to the point of requiring a restraining order, suffered theft and property damage, or have been subject to internet/cyber-harassment.

Come hear our panel of experts talk about various issues including: Risk assessment tools and strategies to keep safe, the emotional impact of enduring threats and harassment, how to interact with police if you have been a victim, the law and best practices pertaining to getting off the record where safety concerns exist, legal and administrative recourse and remedies in cases of defamation and internet harassment, and much more. Don’t miss this important program!