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La justice pénale pour adolescents

Présenté le 28 avril, 2014 - Ce webinaire vise à donner un portrait du système de justice pénale pour adolescents au Canada et particulièrement en Ontario. Qu’est ce qui distingue le système de justice pénale pour les jeunes de celui des adultes ? Que prévoient les lois canadiennes quand un adolescent est arrêté, accusé et mis sous garde? Comment est déterminée la peine qui lui est infligé?...

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April 28, 2014
Length:
40 minutes

Understanding the Intersections and Conflicts Among Family, Criminal, and Immigration Law

Recorded on May 8, 2014 - Many women who have left abusive relationships find themselves involved in several, sometimes conflicting, legal systems. This webinar will examine family, criminal, and immigration law from this perspective, with a focus on gaps and conflicts, so frontline workers can better support women who find themselves entangled in more than one legal system at the same time....

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May 08, 2014
Length:
57 minutes

Understanding the Best Interests of the Child Test

Recorded on April 17, 2014 - All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children's Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider in making decisions about custody and access. This webinar examines each factor in the context of a case involving violence against women and makes...

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Date:
April 17, 2014
Length:
57 minutes

Victim Impact Statements in Canada: Past, Present, and Future

Recorded on April 10, 2014 - In support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week from April 7th to 11th, this webinar will provide an overview of the application of Victim Impact Statements in the criminal justice system in Canada, how it has evolved over the past 10 years, and what to look for in the future. The webinar is hosted by the Victim Justice Network, a non-profit national...

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Date:
April 10, 2014
Length:
1 hour and 18 minutes

Building Effective Workshops for Trusted Intermediaries: Emphasis on Consumer Protection Topics

Monday, March 31, 2014 - This webinar takes you through the planning, design, preparation, presentation, and evaluation processes for workshops ranging from a full day to discreet lunch-and-learn sessions. It highlights tools, tips, pitfalls, and concrete examples to help you plan and deliver effective public legal education training for trusted intermediaries (frontline workers, agency staff...

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March 31, 2014
Length:
57 minutes

Supporting an Abused Woman to Get a Restraining Order

Recorded on March 27, 2014 - Family court restraining orders can provide women with a measure of safety, but for an application to be successful, evidence must be presented effectively. This webinar discusses what a restraining order is and looks briefly at other approaches to keeping an abuser away from his former partner. It provides tips for frontline workers about how and where women can...

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March 27, 2014
Length:
57 minutes

Spousal Support Basics and Partner Abuse

Recorded on March 24, 2014. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at who can get spousal support, what factors affect the amount of payments, and for how long. It looks at how domestic abuse or violence, during or after the relationship, can affect spousal support payments and gives some ideas on how to ensure fairness and safety.

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Date:
March 24, 2014
Length:
1 hour and 13 minutes

Supporting an Abused Woman to Write an Effective Affidavit

Recorded  on March 13, 2014 - Affidavits are court documents that allow the party to tell their story in detail to the court. This webinar will explore the different kinds of affidavits and how they may be used in a family law case. Using custody and access as the framework, frontline workers will learn tips for effective affidavit writing as well as for gathering evidence of past...

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Date:
March 13, 2014
Length:
55 minutes

Separation Agreements: A Plan to Move On After Separation

Recorded on March 7, 2014 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series takes a look at what a Separation Agreement is, what makes it legal, what it can and should include, and how it can help a woman structure money, child custody, and visitation issues with an ex-partner. Family law practitioner Sandra Jackson, of the law firm Torkin Manes, joins METRAC's Legal Director...

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Date:
March 07, 2014
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Child Support: Dealing with a Difficult Ex-partner

February 28, 2014 - One of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, this webinar reviews the basics of child support, then looks at common challenges and tips when dealing with a difficult or abusive ex-partner. METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined by Charley Levitan, a family law lawyer at the law firm Torkin Manes.

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Date:
February 28, 2014
Length:
1 hour and 24 minutes