Property rights not automatic for separating common-law spouses

Separating common-law spouses don't share the same property rights as married couples going through a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Register for upcoming webinar: Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Mon, May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM E.S.T.

Register for this webinar at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ap63no6lizd&eom

Mon, May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM E.S.T. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship. It explains the April 2017 changes in immigration law, specifically the removal of conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses/partners and what this means for women who want to leave an abusive relationship. The webinar will also discuss legal options and tips for staying safe. METRAC's Program Lawyer, Silmy Abdullah, will co-present with Immigration lawyer, Caitlin Maxwell of Equity Legal and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. Register today at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ap63no6lizd&eom

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
METRAC

Debate heats up on paralegals in family law

The proposal is controversial for lawyers who see their work as being too complex for paralegals and say adding them to the marketplace would not help getting more people legal representation.

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Luke's Place Virtual Legal Clinic expands serving more rural and remote communities

The Luke's Place Virtual Legal Clinic connects woman abuse survivors to trained lawyers using video conferencing or the telephone.

Posted:
May 15, 2017
Article source:
Luke's Place

Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of Another Youth in Care

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six months.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

Family Law Access to Justice Fund call

The Law Foundation of Ontario invites applications from nonprofit organizations across Canada to the Access to Justice Fund (ATJF) in the area of family law, including child protection.

Posted:
May 03, 2017
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

Focus: Aboriginal approach to child welfare brings results

Currently, Aboriginal Legal Services handles about 50 to 60 child welfare files per year under what it calls AADR — aboriginal approach to dispute resolution.

Posted:
May 02, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

New and Revised CLEO Publications - April 26, 2017

CLEO is pleased to announce the following new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. 

Posted:
April 28, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

New funding available for 'breakthrough' family law ideas that advance access to justice

The Law Foundation of Ontario has opened a new call for applications today to fund innovative legal projects in the area of family law through its national Access to Justice Fund.

Posted:
April 19, 2017
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario