FLA: Guardianship and Parenting - One Year Later 2014


Course Date: April 24, 2014

Total: 5h 52min

Welcome and Introduction

Morag M.J. MacLeod — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Mary E. Mouat, QC — Lawyer & Mediator, Quadra Legal Centre, Victoria

Guardianship

  • case law update
  • paramountcy
  • pleading your client’s case

Morag M.J. MacLeod — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Mary E. Mouat, QC — Lawyer & Mediator, Quadra Legal Centre, Victoria

Mobility/Relocation

  • case law update
  • tips for submissions

Agnes Huang — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver

Networking Break

Parenting Coordination

  • case law update
  • confidentiality and privilege
  • the PC in practice

Arlene H. Henry, QC — Family Law Mediator & Parenting Coordinator, Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver

Dispute Resolution Options under Section 8

  • collaborative
    • explaining the process to clients
    • addressing best interest of children
    • suitability of process in high conflict cases
  • med/arb
    • jurisdictional issues
    • procedure
    • pros and cons
    • ethical issues

Angiola De Stefanis — Collaborative Lawyer, Alliance Lex Law Corporation, Vancouver
Marjorie L. Thompson — Family Law Mediator & Arbitrator, Collaborative Family Lawyer, Thompson Family Law, Victoria

Networking Lunch with Keynote Speaker: "Language as a Power Tool in Family Violence"

Linda Coates, PhD — Professor, Department of Psychology, Okanagan College,  Kelowna

Conflict, Power, and Family Violence

  • fulfilling section 8 obligations
  • after gathering the section 8 information, how to help assess suitable process options for clients?
  • building the necessary support for safe dialogue and resolution
  • forms of abuse and violence
  • risk assessment
  • forming an alliance as an effective contributor to risk reduction

Nancy J. Cameron, QC — Nancy Cameron Law Corporation, Vancouver
Dale Trimble, MA, RCC — Psychotherapist, Dale Trimble & Associates, Vancouver
Justin M. Werb — North Shore Law LLP, North Vancouver

Networking Break

Managing Conflict: Internal and External

  • understanding high conflict behaviour
  • managing our own anxiety
  • practical strategies for responding to high conflict behaviour

Michael J. Lomax — Michael Lomax Law Corporation, Victoria

View from the Bench

  • read
  • review
  • research
  • problems

The Honourable Judge Stella D. Frame — Provincial Court of British Columbia, Kamloops