The cutting edge of family ADR

(Franni Maychak photos)

We are so lucky to have the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). It is a North America-wide, interdisciplinary organization of judges, mental health and child services professionals, mediators, lawyers, and academics– all committed to the development of well-informed best practices in family conflict resolution.

The AFCC’s Ontario chapter is presenting its annual conference October 14-15 in Toronto. The brochure reads like the Who’s Who of family law in Ontario.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from some of North America’s top specialists on the issues that matter to families and children.

Some of the most compelling issues of our time will be discussed and debated.

How to handle the evidence of children; an update on custody and access assessments; a primer on the DSM and its relevance; the “high conflict think tank” report; a seminar review of the state of mediation-arbitration in Ontario (including yours truly); a panel on child protection issues; and a report on the family law rules; and so much more.

The Attorney General will be there as will the Chief Justice; along with a great number of other judges from every court. If you want to learn more about family law in Ontario, this conference is not to be missed.