|September 12 – October 13, 2023||
September 19, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
This 30+ hour course offers learners an accessible and engaging overview of the key legal considerations that family mediators, arbitrators and parenting coordinators need to know to engage in competent practice.
As more clients come to FDR processes without legal representation, it is increasingly important for those FDR professionals to ensure that their clients understand the legal implications of settlement proposals.
Though engaging live and recorded lectures, live Tutorials with family lawyers, reading and case law study, exercises and test questions, this course provides a comprehensive overview of family law.
- the legal rights and responsibilities of each party on separation
- applicable statutes, guidelines and leading case law
- Accessible legal resources
- The fundamental frameworks in Ontario family law on domestic contracts, related criminal and civil law matters, parenting, child support, spousal support, property division and children’s rights .
- Procedural options and rules
- Application of statutes, rules and case law to realistic fact scenarios
Note: this course is not intended to be a detailed review of current case law, nor is it intended to teach learners how to use Divorcemate or other software.
Textbook and Statutes, presentation slides, supplementary materials and selected case law.
Note, If you wish you purchase a hard copy instead, please contact [email protected]
An additional shipping fee will be included.
*30 hours of family law training is required by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for anyone providing Parenting Coordination and Family Arbitration services. As well, the Riverdale Mediation Internship Program requires applicants to have at least 30 hours of family law training.
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How our Courses Work:
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Each course is ‘open’ for roughly a four-week period. During that time, participants will have access to on-demand content for self-directed learning. Learners are required to complete the self-directed modules (including quizzes) before each mandatory-attendance Tutorial Session.
Live online Tutorials are scheduled at regular intervals during the course. Attendance is mandatory (see Training Schedule for dates and times of each). Led by experienced coaches, the Tutorials feature interactive role plays, small group discussion, case study and one-on-one feedback. Participants MUST attend all scheduled tutorials in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.
Each module of each course includes quizzes. Students must achieve at least a passing grade on all quizzes to advance to the next module or course, and to receive their Certificate of Completion for that course.