Resolving Legal Issues After Separation or Divorce:
Choosing the Appropriate Family Dispute Resolution Process

Overview of Course

This workshop is suitable for parents, lawyers and mental health practitioners who work with separating and divorcing families. (*Lawyers may earn substantive professional development hours and social workers may complete continuing education credits by taking this workshop.) Participants will learn about the various family dispute resolution processes available in Ontario, including:

  • client-based mediation

  • lawyer-assisted mediation

  • mediation-arbitration

  • arbitration

  • parenting coordination

  • collaborative law

  • family court proceedings

The workshop will focus on how each family dispute resolution process works, the role of parents, lawyers and the family dispute resolution professional in each process and when each process may be most appropriate and cost-effective.

Course Information

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

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 — (10 am - 12 noon)

Monday, November 4th, 2019 — (6 pm - 8 pm)

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 — (6 -8 pm)

Sunday, March 8th, 2020 — (10 am - 12 noon)

Suite 200 - 104 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6B1 (Offices of d’Artois Mediation Inc.)

$75 + HST ($84.75)
*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.