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Advanced Family Law Program for Law Clerks

November 25, 2015 | 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM


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The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario ("ILCO") is excited about offering a full day program on Advanced Family Law for Law Clerks.

So You Are Going To Trial
Richard Niman - Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
Rebecca Grosz - JK Hannaford Barristers

  • File management: Get your file in good shape for trial
  • Trial Prep: Prep lists and what documents to have ready
  • Organization during trial: How to survive the day-to-day of a trial

Mediation Preparation
Grant W. Gold, Christine Mcleod - Ricketts Harris LLP

  • What the Mediation process is all about
  • Drafting the Mediation Brief...differences in the approach from drafting Court materials
  • What documents to include in the Mediation brief
  • Should you disclose your client’s real settlement position?
  • Use of Experts reports
  • Preparing your client for the Mediation...spend the time, it is worth it

Domestic Contracts: Everything you want to know about marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements
Annie Noa Kenet - Goldhart & Associates

  • Hear the lawyer’s perspective about drafting, negotiating andfinalizing these agreements
  • Learn how law clerks can help in the process
  • Get tips on how to answer clients’ most popular questions

Financial Statements in Family Law: an Art as much as a Science
Joanne H. Stewart - Lerners LLP

  • Collect documents first: what to collect
  • Read documents next: what to look for
  • Input information carefully: what to input
  • Step back: does the draft make sense
  • If ‘yes’: carry on and finesse
  • If ‘no’: start again

Law Clerk’s Guide to Technology and Family Law
Russell Alexander, Nafisa Nazarali - Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers

  • Hardware considerations
  • Integration of social media- LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook andYouTube
  • The internet and the family (law)
  • Using new technologies to market your practice

Income for Child Support: Beyond Line 150
Kathryn Hendrikx, Jennifer Krob - Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP

What is considered “income” for child support purposes?

  • Income Disclosure: It all starts with disclosure
  • Issue spotting: Standard information requests
  • Disclosure for self-employed payors

A Law Clerk’s Guide to Challenging Family Law Clients
Anita T. Kain - Kain & Ball Family Law Lawyers

  • Identifying who your challenging clients are
  • Protecting yourself and your firm
  • Managing your challenging clients