12th Annual Family Law Summit


Monday, April 9, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)

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Alternate date: Monday, June 25, 2018 [click to view options]

CPD Hour(s)*
9 h Substantive
3 h Professionalism
  • Mary-Jo Maur, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
    Queen's University
  • Daniel Melamed, C.S.
    Torkin Manes LLP

It can seem like a family law lawyer's work is never done. So many cases can present a myriad of issues that impact your clients. How can you stay on top of it all? Our presenters in this engaging, two-day program are lawyers, judges, and experts who offer insights on how to approach these issues competently and efficiently. As well as covering the year's hot topics, they provide comprehensive analysis on child and spousal support, custody and access, division of property, evidence, procedural issues, practice management and more, plus practical tips garnered from years of experience.

  • ​Hear about evidentiary issues in family law
  • Understand what to consider when dealing with interim property
  • Get a judicial perspective on spousal support issues
  • Obtain the latest updates on costs
  • Be aware of the mental health challenges in practising family law 
  • Hear about unbundling, legal coaching and how to integrate limited scope retainers into your practice
  • Learn about the latest trends in relocation cases and the arguments for national guidelines
  • Obtain strategies on managing custody and access issues
  • Recognize how to appropriately deal with financial disclosure
  • Get tips on avoiding LawPRO® claims


  • Mary-Jo Maur, Assistant Professor, Faculty of LawQueen's University
  • Daniel Melamed, C.S.Torkin Manes LLP
  • Doron Gold, JD, MSW, RSW, CPCCStaff ClinicianHomewood Health
  • Heather Hansen, C.S.Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
  • Philip Epstein, Q.C., LSMEpstein Cole LLP
  • Ted LaanBarrister and Solicitor
  • Fareen JamalJamal Family Law Professional Corporation
  • Andrew OuchterlonyDIAND Legal Services UnitDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Jennifer WilsonTorkin Manes LLP
  • Professor Nicholas Bala, LSMFaculty of LawQueen's University
  • Darryl SingerSinger Barristers Professional Corporation

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