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 for lawyers. 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 mediators and arbitrators in Ontario to have over a two-year period.

Participants will learn about:

  • the amendments to the Divorce Act relating to family violence

  • screening clients for intimate partner violence

  • safety planning

  • the typologies of intimate partner violence

  • choosing appropriate and enforceable legal remedies

  • drafting pleadings

  • 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

Course Information

Kathryn d'Artois, LL.B., C.S. (Family Law), AccFM, FDRP Med Arb PC (FDRIO)


104 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 200
Nepean, Ontario K2G 6B1

$250 + HST
*Payment is due before registration is confirmed.

Registration Process

To register in one or more workshops, please email your Registration Form to Mary Sue Tompkins at or use the online registration form below. *Registration for each workshop is limited.