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July 3, 2020

Best Practices for Addressing Power Imbalances and Safety in Family Dispute Resolution Processes: Research, Protocols and the Law

(This article was first published in the Ontario Family Law Reporter, Volume 33, Issue 10, April 2020. By Hilary Linton) Introduction With courts, for now,…

September 15, 2017

Safety Planning in Family Law Cases: An Emerging Duty of Care for Lawyers?

By Hilary Linton Research and experience tells us that intimate partner homicides are the most predictable and preventable of murders. We also know that adversarial…

September 14, 2017

Best Practices for Screening for Family Violence and Power Imbalances in Family Mediation-Arbitration

By Hilary Linton 1. Screening is a process of identifying, assessing and managing power imbalances. Its purpose is to assess if parties are appropriate for…

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December 14, 2021

Farmer v. Farmer*: Nine Easy Steps to Being a Better Arbitrator

Make sure your equipment is working. An ‘honest’ admission about equipment failure leading to defective reasons is not the kind of honesty you want to…

November 24, 2021

Arbitration: Sufficiency of Reasons

Judges sometimes make reversible errors that are overturned on appeal; so too with arbitrators. It is not very often, however, that judges or arbitrators have…

July 5, 2021

Ontario family mediation: World class excellence

Originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily, June 30, 2021. If Gary Joseph’s opinion is reflective of what Ontario lawyers know about family mediation practice in…

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Bi-annual Family Arbitrators and PC Training Day set for January 2022

Hilary Linton and Elizabeth Hyde are both scheduled to speak at the upcoming "Bi-Annual Update on Power Imbalances and Family Violence in Family Arbitration and PC" event, scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022. This course meets MAG’s bi-annual training requirements for family arbitrators and parenting coordinators! For further information, click here to view the event flyer, and click here to register.

2021 FDRIO Conference

We are proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the upcoming FDRIO conference, scheduled for November 2021! Click here for further conference details and registration.

4-Part OBA Family Violence Training for Family Lawyers

Starting July 21, 2021, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) will be delivering a 4-part webinar series on Family Violence, essential for every family lawyer! Elizabeth Hyde will join the roster of family law professionals for Part 2 (July 28) and will speak about "Important Considerations for Selecting the Best Process for Your Client". For the complete training agenda and registration details, click here."It is critical that every family lawyer has a comprehensive understanding of what family violence is, how to recognize and respond to it, the legal impacts of family violence, and how best to support your clients."
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