Intimate Partner Violence:
How to Present Your Client’s Case in Court and Arbitration Proceedings When There Has Been Intimate Partner Violence
Overview of Course
This 5 hour workshop is designed primarily for lawyers, however, it may also be of interest to mental health professionals who work with separated or divorced parents, mediators, arbitrators and parenting coordinators. The content of the workshop relates directly to how family violence should be reflected in parenting arrangements and what legal remedies may be required for a family when there has been or is ongoing family violence. The workshop hours are eligible for CPD substantive credits and the substantive screening for domestic violence, abuse and power imbalance education hours that the Ministry of the Attorney General requires arbitrators in Ontario to undertake in each 2-year period.
Participants will learn about:
the amendments to the Divorce Act relating to family violence
the typologies of intimate partner violence
screening clients for intimate partner violence
choosing appropriate and enforceable legal remedies
preparing your client for questioning
leading persuasive evidence from your client during oral hearings
responding to allegations of intimate partner violence
representing clients who face allegations of intimate partner violence
enforcing arbitration awards and court orders
Kathryn d'Artois, LL.B., C.S. (Family Law), AccFM, FDRP Med Arb PC (FDRIO)
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 — (9am - 2pm)
104 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 200
Nepean, Ontario K2G 6B1
$250 + HST
*Payment is due before registration is confirmed.
To register in one or more workshops, use the online registration form below. *Registration for each workshop is limited.