Family Violence: An Essential Series for Every Family Lawyer 

Jul. 21 - Aug. 18, 2021

OBA Family Law Series

Recent amendments to the Divorce Act and the Children’s Law Reform Act have brought the discussion around family violence to the fore and have provided a long-needed focus in family law on this widespread problem within Canada’s families.

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.

Join us for this essential series to gather the vital knowledge, insights and resources you need to ensure that you are equipped to competently and effectively represent your clients where family violence or concerns or allegations of family violence exist.


For more information, please view the full program agenda


PART 1: Understanding Family Violence and its Impact on Your Role as Lawyer
July 21, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Program Chairs:
Kathy Batycky, Stoner & Company Family Law Associates
Umme Habiba, Umme Habiba Legal Professional Corporation

PART 2: Identifying Family Violence and Selecting the Appropriate Process Option
July 28, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Program Chairs:
Ilana Arje-Goldenthal,
Frodis Family Law
Sarah Anne Strathopolous, Epstein Cole LLP

PART 3: Proving Family Violence and Managing Family Violence Concerns Through the Legal Process
August 11, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Program Chairs:
Courtney L. Wile,
Epstein Cole LLP
Zahra Taseer, Simpson Taseer LLP

PART 4: Legal Impacts of Family Violence
August 18, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Program Chairs:
Lisa Kadoory,
Kadoory Cho Family Law
Christine Marchetti, Marchetti Lee Family Law



Dates & Times: Part 1: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Part 2: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Part 3: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Part 4: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am


CBA Member: $465* | CBA Student Member: $216* | Non-Member: $825*

*plus applicable taxes

*Given the importance of this topic and in an effort to assist lawyers in being better equipped to assist vulnerable parties, this series is being offered at a reduced fee.


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