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Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:56

Alternative Careers

On Wednesday May 4th the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario held the 5th Annual Alternative Careers Night.  The event was attended by more than 150 women in all stages of their legal careers.  The evening was an opportunity to network, build relationships and learn about career options.  The panelists included, The Honourable Laurel Broten – Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, Debra…
Of course! And that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Just like knowing the rules of the road can make you a safer driver, knowing the pitfalls of family law beforehand can prevent you from making regrettable decisions and costly mistakes. The more you know, the more likely you are to be able to protect yourself and the ones you love. As a family law practitioner, I am continually amazed, and dismayed, by the myths and misinformation still…
In April, a panel of 5 judges, as opposed to the more usual 3 judge panel, from Court of Appeal released its’ decision in Davis v. Crawford, 2011 ONCA 294.  The decision highlights the absolute necessity to make full and frank financial disclosure in family law cases.  Don’t expect to be successful on appeal if you didn’t make full disclosure at trial.The trial judge had made findings regarding Mr. Crawford’s assets and his representations regarding…
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