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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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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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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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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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February 28, 2014
Length:
1 hour and 24 minutes

The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Recorded on February 27, 2014 - This webinar provides an introductory overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada including who is eligible for sponsorship, what are the criteria for sponsorship, what does the refugee sponsorship process look like, and what are sponsors’ responsibilities.

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Date:
February 27, 2014
Length:
53 minutes

Supporting an Abused Woman to Bring an Emergency Motion

Recorded on February 27, 2014 - Emergency motions are a family court process that allows the parties to obtain a short-term order quickly in certain serious circumstances. Very often, the need for such a motion arises at the beginning of a case, before either party has engaged a lawyer. This webinar walks frontline workers through the emergency motion process, explores the common reasons that...

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February 27, 2014
Length:
58 minutes

Cyberintimidation : aspects légaux

Présenté le 13 février, 2014 - La technologie a pris une grande place dans notre quotidien et ce même dans nos relations sociales. Malheureusement, l'intimidation ne fait pas exception et pour les jeunes, l'utilisation de la technologie pour intimider est un réel fléau. Une gamme de médias digitaux ou appareil de communication sont utilisés pour envoyer et distribuer des formes d'expressions...

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February 13, 2014
Length:
38 minutes

Helping Clients Deal with Criminal Arrest

Recorded on February 6, 2014 - This webinar, intended for community workers, looks at some of the legal issues facing people at point of arrest to help understand how we can minimize stress for clients who may face criminal charges. It covers legal rights, the criminal charge cycle and bail process, and what services and supports are available to clients especially with regard to helping...

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February 06, 2014
Length:
1 hour

Ontario Francophones' Rights

Recorded on January 29, 2014 - In this webinar, bilingual lawyer Julie Lassonde gives an overview of Ontario Francophones' rights. The webinar provides statistics about Ontario francophones. It explains the legal framework of linguistic rights in Ontario, including information about the right to services in French. It also discusses best...

Les droits des francophones en Ontario

Présenté le 29 janvier, 2014 - Dans ce webinaire, l’avocate bilingue Julie Lassonde donne un aperçu des droits des francophones en Ontario. Le webinaire fournit des statistiques sur les francophones de l’Ontario. Il explique le cadre juridique des droits linguistiques en Ontario, y compris le droit aux services en français. Il traite aussi des...