New tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

Recorded on June 14, 2017 - This webinar, provided by CLEO, is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It covers Steps to Justice, CLEO's new website for helping clients find step-by-step information about common legal problems. It also outlines the difference between legal information and legal advice.
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Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Recorded on May 29, 2017 - 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...

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May 29, 2017
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1 hour

Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario's ILA Pilot Program

Recorded on May 25, 2017 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.  METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, co-presents with...

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May 25, 2017
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1 hour

How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court

Recorded on October 12, 2016  - If you are a woman who has experienced abuse in your relationship, and you and your partner are going to Family Court, it can be important to tell the Court about the abuse. This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses ways of trying to prove abuse in your case, and when it can affect the Court's decision. METRAC's Legal...

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October 12, 2016
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1 hour and 35 minutes

Staying Home Safely After Abuse: Court Orders That Can Help

Recorded on August 22, 2016 - In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Glenda Perry, discuss different kinds of family and criminal court orders that can help a woman force an abusive partner to leave her home and stay away.

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August 22, 2016
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1 hour and 26 minutes

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

Recorded on May 30, 2016 - In support of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week from May 29 to June 4 2016, this webinar examines how to support victims and survivors of Human Trafficking in Canada. The presenters for this webinar are Rosalind Currie, the Director of British...

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May 30, 2016
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1 hour and 30 minutes

The Partner Assault Response Program (PAR): A Part of the Domestic Violence Court System

Recorded on March 8, 2016 - If you or your partner has been charged with domestic assault, there is a good chance that the resolution will involve the accused person attending the Partner Assault Response Program (PAR). What is it? What does it involve? How can it help women who have been assaulted by their partners? Find out from this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)...

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March 08, 2016
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1 hour and 15 minutes

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  - Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships. In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director Tamar Witelson and guest lawyer Silmi...

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January 29, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 8 minutes

Bill C-32 - The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights: Shaping the Future

Recorded on April 22, 2015 - In support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week in 2015 from April 19th to 25th, this webinar will examine Bill C-32 - The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and its impact on victims of crime once enacted.  The key presenter in this webinar is Ms Pamela Arnott, the Director and Senior Counsel of the Policy Centre for Victims Issues, Department...

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April 22, 2015
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1 hour, 27 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