A Primer on Probationary Periods

Are you new in your job? Do you work with or represent the newly employed? Have you or someone you know, ever been terminated during a probationary period? This webinar covers the basic, but often poorly understood, rules around probationary periods. What constitutes a probationary period? Can the employer extend a probationary period? What can you expect during the probationary period? What...

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November 30, 2016
Length:
41 minutes

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
Length:
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
Length:
1 hour and 26 minutes

Child Custody and Access: Ideas for Single Mothers

Recorded on June 16, 2016 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews basics about child custody and access, and discusses ideas for mothers about the rights and responsibilities of raising children after the relationship between parents ends. METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined by family law lawyer, Charley Levitan.

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June 16, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 36 minutes

Victim Impact Statements: A role in the justice system for women survivors of domestic and sexual assault

Recorded on April 6, 2016 - Crime victims have the right to be involved in the sentence that is imposed on the offender whose crime affected their life. When does a woman survivor of sexual assault or intimate partner violence get to prepare a Victim Impact Statement? What can she say in it? And who can help her prepare it? This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series,...

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April 06, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 37 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
Length:
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

Helping Clients Navigate CRA Objections and Appeals

Recorded on June 12, 2015 - This webinar is designed for service providers who help low income people facing legal issues with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The webinar looks at important deadlines for objecting to CRA notices, the CRA's collection power to garnish tax debtors' income sources, and the difference between a CRA audit and a follow-up for more information. The webinar explains the...

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June 12, 2015
Length:
59 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
Length:
1 hour, 27 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