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Safety planning before, during and after separation – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on November 24, 2020 – This webinar examines key safety issues for women leaving an abusive relationship from the time the woman begins to consider separation, throughout the separation and family law processes and beyond, providing tips and strategies so women and their children can be and feel as safe as possible.

Date:

November 24, 2020 ()

Produced by:

Luke's Place


How to manage tech abuse with safety planning and family law: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

Recorded on October 2, 2020 – This webinar provides information on how technology can be used against women experiencing domestic violence and provides tips for survivors and advocates around safety planning, managing electronic communication and how to this may need to be addressed in Family court.
About our presenter
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer;

Date:

October 2, 2020 ()

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Family law and domestic violence during COVID-19

Recorded on June 30, 2020 – Many people have questions about how to get their family law matters addressed during COVID-19. What types of cases are the courts hearing and how are these cases being handled? How have access visits with children been affected? How can survivors of domestic violence stay safe?

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June 30, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Supporting Rural Women Leaving Abusive Relationships – A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

June 3, 2020 – Women leaving abusive relationships often need family court orders quickly to protect their safety and that of their children, to have their children returned to them and/or to prevent abduction of their children by their abusive former partner. Emergency or ex parte motions are one way to get an order quickly, but bringing a successful one is difficult.

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June 3, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Supporting women with family violence and family law issues during COVID-19

April 28, 2020 – Women living in rural and remote communities face unique challenges when they decide to leave an abusive relationship, including distance, lack of services, isolation and limited access to lawyers. This webinar presents tips and strategies for supporting women who are facing these and other barriers, with a focus on women’s emotional and physical safety.

Date:

April 22, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Restraining Orders

January 28, 2020 12:00 E.S.T. – Family violence continues and often escalates post-separation. This webinar explores post-separation abuse and strategies for managing it. Topics covered include: what a restraining order is and how to apply for one, the importance of a safety plan and safety planning for family court.

Date:

January 28, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Presenting Evidence in a Family Court Case involving Violence

December 17, 2019 – If family violence is to be considered by a mediator or judge, clear evidence of it must be presented. This webinar discusses the standard of proof in family court, what evidence is useful and how to present it in an effective way.

Date:

December 17, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Collecting Evidence: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

November 26, 2019 – Evidence about family violence can be challenging to find: often, there are few witnesses, and many women don’t report the abuse to anyone. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how women can collect evidence of the abuse to which they have been subjected as well as tips for frontline workers who are assisting women with this task.

Date:

November 26, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Using FamilyCourtAndBeyond.ca

October 8, 2019 – Family court can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially for women with children who are leaving an abusive relationship. This webinar introduces Family Court and Beyond, a workbook, organizer and website developed by Luke’s Place to assist women on this journey.

Date:

October 8, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


How Survivors Of Partner Violence Can Work With Their Family Lawyer: what to ask for and what to expect

Recorded on March 11, 2019 – How can a survivor of intimate partner violence make the most of the working relationship with their lawyer in a family law case? How can misunderstanding and further trauma be avoided?

Date:

March 11, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC

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