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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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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…

May 17, 2021

Co-Parenting Resources

One of the most important, but often overlooked, part of the parenting coordination (PC) process is parent education and coaching. As PC is not inexpensive,…

April 8, 2021

A Good Case for Family Mediators: Justice Sherr in L.B. and P. E.

As family mediators, we work “in the shadow of the law”. Our job is to help parties reach agreements that are better for them than…

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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."

Ontario family mediation: World class excellence

The Lawyer's Daily recently published Hilary Linton's article, "Ontario family mediation: World-Class Excellence", which is a rebuttal piece to the controversial Gary Joseph article, "Meditation: The unregulated Profession"."There are so many excellent family mediators out there. This article addresses the lack of knowledge about mediation in our family law community and proposes some solutions." Read Hilary's complete article here.
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