A Primer on Managing the Family Violence File (Day Two)
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Friday, November 19, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)*
8 h 45 m Substantive
1 h 55 m Professionalism
1 h 50 m EDI Professionalism

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  • Brian Burke
    Epstein Cole LLP
  • Hilary Linton
    Riverdale Mediation Ltd.

Cases involving family violence can be among the most challenging for family lawyers and the restrictions and anxieties that the pandemic has brought push this issue into sharp focus. Never easy cases, the pandemic has also led to the confinement of many of those in abusive relationships to their homes, often with restricted access to supports, financial resources and the internet, creating additional challenges for lawyers. Our comprehensive two-day program offers practical tools, essential information, and vital strategies that will assist you in handling these sensitive cases. Tap into our presenters’ years of experience to understand how to recognize trauma, identify and screen for violence, and learn best practices in managing clients, staff, and others when addressing family violence.

  • ​Be aware of what family violence looks like
  • Understand why family violence victims don't leave
  • Gain insights into how to represent the alleged abuser/abuser in these matters
  • Find out how to identify and manage vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue/burnout when handling high risk cases
  • Learn about the social science of family violence
  • Recognize how family violence intersects with criminal, immigration, child protection, and tort law
  • Get tips on working effectively with experts, other advocates, support services, and more


  • Brian BurkeEpstein Cole LLP
  • Hilary LintonRiverdale Mediation Ltd.
  • The Honourable Nicole TellierSuperior Court of Justice (Family) (Belleville)
  • Jennifer GoldWood Gold LLP
  • Jacob JesinRotenberg Shidlowski Jesin
  • Shalini KonanurSouth Asian Legal Clinic Ontario
  • Tammy LawBarrister and Solicitor
  • The Honourable Gerri WongOntario Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Roselyn ZismanOntario Court of Justice
  • The Honourable George CzutrinSuperior Court of Justice
  • J. Alison CampbellCCY Family Law
  • Katreena Scott, PhD C. Psych.Professor and Academic Director Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and ChildrenWestern University
  • Sonia Mills-MinsterMillan & Associates
  • Erin EllisJellinek Law Office
  • Melissa HamonicAssociate Director of Holistic HealingNative Child and Family Services of Toronto
  • Cheryll HarrisBarrister and Solicitor
  • Lisa OgboleExecutive DirectorIman's Place
  • The Honourable Pamela MacEarchernSuperior Court of Justice (Family Court Branch)
  • Haley HrymakResearch & Community Outreach LawyerRise Women's Legal Centre
  • Francesca YaskielBarrister and Solicitor
  • Raquel SimpsonArticling StudentEpstein Cole LLP
  • Valerie Morinville, MSW, ACCFM (OAFM)Social Work Services
  • Oluwatobi AjiboladeInformation and Referral CoordinatorMediate47

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