Untangling the Web of High Conflict Family Law Cases


Friday, September 16, 2022 (9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

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2 h 50 m Substantive
40 m Professionalism

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  • Stephen Codas
    Epstein Cole LLP
  • Jane LongCounsel
    Office of the Children's Lawyer

Allegations of violence, alienation, and child abuse combined with the scarcity of resources both inside and outside of the court system create a complex web of issues. It is no wonder that untangling these and other serious issues can be challenging for you as a family law lawyer when you are trying to help families in crisis. Our presenters provide practical strategies that they use everyday as mental health professionals, practitioners, and judges to assist you in establishing a theory of the case. They help you determine the tools you need to move your matter forward for your clients in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Understand the difference between high conflict parenting issues and family violence/intimate partner violence and alienation
  • Hear how the process varies in different jurisdictions and what steps to take when confronting procedural or other roadblocks 
  • Get tips and strategies from the bench and bar on how to get matters heard quickly and the evidence needed to successfully obtain the appropriate relief


  • Kenneth AtkinsonCounselOffice of the Children's Lawyer
  • The Honourable Justice Julie AudetFamily Court BranchSuperior Court of Justice
  • Stephen CodasEpstein Cole LLP
  • Gary GottliebLawyer, Mediator & ArbitratorGottlieb Law Firm Professional Corporation
  • Fareen JamalJamal Family Law Professional Corporation
  • Jane LongCounselOffice of the Children's Lawyer
  • The Honourable Justice Lene MadsenFamily Court BranchSuperior Court of Justice
  • Shely Polak, PhD, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM.Clinic DirectorMackenzie Clinic
  • Linda Popielarczyk, MSW, RSW, Acc.FMConnections Child & Family Counselling
  • The Honourable William SullivanOntario Court of Justice
  • The Honourable Roselyn ZismanOntario Court of Justice

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