News from Luke's Place
Luke’s Place works to improve the safety and experience of abused women in Durham Region who are or may become involved with the family law system.
Drawing from our direct service with the diverse rural and urban populations of Durham, Luke’s Place also provides training and resources on family court advocacy to service providers throughout Ontario. This includes:
- customized in-person legal trainings
- training of Ontario’s Family Court Support Workers
- online trainings and webinars
- FAQs about common family law issues
- manuals on various family law processes
- research on the intersection of family law and violence against women in Ontario
Luke’s Place envisions a family court system that promotes healthy, safe families.
Luke’s Place also provides a listing of Family Law Support Services for abused women in Ontario on their website at: http://lukesplace.ca/resources/family-law-support-services-for-women/.More information
Luke's Place offers the course, Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships, which has received a great deal of interest and positive feedback.
Luke's Place is establishing a virtual legal clinic for women who have left abusive relationships and are involved with family court.
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, all day
Where: Primrose Best Western Hotel, Toronto
Contact: Cherrie Fielder, 905-728-0978, ext. 228; 1-866-516-3116 toll-free; 905-728-6105 fax; firstname.lastname@example.org
This session, to be led by Pamela Cross, is intended for legal advocates who have already taken either the Luke's Place After She Leaves or Family Court Support Worker training.
When: November 4-6, 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), time TBA
This training will be delivered by Luke's Place lead trainer and legal director, Pamela Cross. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 21.
Luke's Place requests your participation if you are involved in violence-against-women family law support work in Ontario. Survey deadline extended to Friday, May 23.
Register now for May 8 webinar: Understanding the Intersections and Conflicts Among Family, Criminal, and Immigration Law
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10 a.m. EDT
This webinar examines family, criminal, and immigration law with a focus on gaps and conflicts, so frontline workers can better support women who are entangled in more than one legal system.
When: Thursday, April 7, 2014, 10 a.m. EDT
This webinar examines the best interests of the child test in the context of a case involving violence against women and suggests what evidence a woman can use to support her custody application.
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10 a.m. EDT
This webinar discusses what a restraining order is and provides tips for frontline workers about how and where women can gather evidence to support their application.
Luke's Place will accept registrations for their Barrie violence-against-women trainings for service providers until Friday, March 14.
When: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10 a.m. EST
This webinar walks frontline workers through the emergency motion process, explores the common reasons that emergency motions fail, and discusses how to assist an abused woman to gather evidence and present it effectively so she can obtain the order she needs.
When: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10 a.m. EST
This webinar will explore different kinds of affidavits and how they may be used in a family law case.
Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, made the plenary presentation on day two of the Supervised Visitation Network Annual Conference.
Luke's Place has released a research paper, prepared by Pamela Cross, which examines confidentiality as it relates to the membership of community high risk committees.
Do you provide support to abused women involved in family court? Luke's Place provides Resources for Family Court Advocates, which brings information and services together in one location.