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Family law being shunned?
If more lawyers aren't persuaded to take on divorce and child custody cases, even relatively straightforward family matters could drag on for many months, perhaps years, experts say.
With fewer lawyers choosing to handle divorce and child custody matters, and full caseloads becoming the norm among the growing minority who do, the family law profession appears headed for a crossroads
If more lawyers aren’t persuaded to go down this path, even relatively straightforward family matters could drag on for many months, perhaps years, experts say.
"There's such a supply [of family law cases] and not enough lawyers actually practising family law," says Les Kirchner, one of just three family law lawyers out of more than 60 at Winnipeg-based Pitblado LLP. "I have to manage the clients that I have. If I take more on, I won't be able to serve everybody to the max."