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Looking for a Family Law Lawyer

This webinar, designed for community workers and advocates who support women in finding a family law lawyer, discusses where to look for a family law lawyer, how to choose and work with one, and what the options are for clients who aren’t satisfied.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Gladue Primer

This booklet is for Aboriginal defendants who want to know more about their Gladue rights and are working with their lawyer or advocate to prepare a Gladue report. It contains information about Gladue rights, the history of Gladue, and how Gladue works. The booklet also has a workbook and resources that walk users through the process of preparing a Gladue report.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

LawFacts.ca

LawFacts is a website designed by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) that provides free legal information about criminal, family, and refugee law, and court-related mental health issues. Resources for Aboriginal Canadians and help with finding a lawyer are also available.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Choosing the Right Legal Professional

This section of the Law Society of Upper Canada web site explains the differences between lawyers and paralegals, and describes which kinds of cases a paralegal can help with, and when a lawyer is needed.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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How do I complain about a lawyer?

This web page explains how to make a complaint against a lawyer in Ontario.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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How do I work effectively with a lawyer?

This resource advises learning what a lawyer can do for a client and preparing for meetings to make working with a lawyer more effective. It also explains what to do if a client isn’t satisfied with their lawyer.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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What You Should Know About Child Protection Court Cases

This booklet explains the court process to parents and others involved in a child protection court case. Topics covered include court documents and what to do with them, rights and responsibilities, how to get legal help, the first court hearing and next steps in a court case.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Your Law Series: Family Law – Spousal support and property

This video looks at how a lawyer can help when a separating or divorcing couple considers questions such as who will need to pay financial support and what will happen to property they own together.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2010

Why is it important to tell your lawyer you are Aboriginal?

This brochure explains why it is important for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people to identify themselves as Aboriginal to their lawyers so their lawyers can explore the areas of law that deal with Aboriginal circumstances or rights.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2009

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Aboriginal Women: Alternative Dispute Resolution

This booklet describes alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and provides information on when, and when not, to use ADR to deal with family law issues. There are sections explaining four kinds of ADR: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. There is a case scenario involving the Talking Together program.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008