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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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May 19, 2020

Do No Harm: Should I Move Fast or Slow?

Whether you have left an unhappy situation, or are heartbroken about being left by someone you love or need—anxiety around the prospect staying connected to…

April 14, 2020

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

Introduction With courts, for now, restricting services to all but emergency matters due to COVID-19, the demand for alternative dispute resolution services is growing exponentially.…

June 3, 2019

Book Review: A Guide To Family Arbitration In Ontario, By Stephen Grant And Jenna Preston (Lexis Nexis 2018)

Score: 9.5/10 As a family arbitrator I am always looking for good reading to stay current. I recommend this book highly for anyone doing this…

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National Post Article - March 2020

Elizabeth Hyde recently spoke to journalist Josephine Wong of the National Post to discuss how separated couples deal with co-parenting in the wake of COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Lawyer's Daily Article - February 2020

Elizabeth Hyde and Jared Norton's article on the "The Efficacy of Parenting Co-ordination” was recently published in the Lawyer's Daily (February 28, 2020). "...understanding the full scope and potential of parenting co-ordination, as well as engaging in a dialogue about its effectiveness, is central to responsible practice." Read the complete article here.

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Newsletter

Our Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Newsletter has finally arrived! Read about our recent partnership with York University, upcoming family mediaiton training programs in 2020, and more! Click here  to view the complete newsletter.
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