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25 Jun 2020, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
Do family law lawyers have an obligation to minimize conflict? [read post]
8 Feb 2019, 6:25 am by John-Paul Boyd
Others have discussed the need for reform in the context of family law disputes as well, including: Deanne Sowter, in a paper I learned about yesterday morning titled “Advocacy in Non-Adversarial Family Law: A Recommendation for Revision to the Model Code,” to be published in the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice; and, Nick Bala, Trish Hebert and Rachel Birnbaum in a 2017 Canadian Bar Review paper, “Ethical Duties of Lawyers for Parents Regarding Children of… [read post]
26 Apr 2018, 4:00 am by Alice Woolley
On the last point consider data gathered by my colleague Deanne Sowter for research that she and I are doing on family law lawyers and practice. [read post]
31 Jul 2020, 4:00 am by Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
The 2017 decision Pintea v Johns has been heralded as a watershed moment for self-represented litigants in Canada. [read post]
18 Sep 2020, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
If a lawyer fails to prepare his client for mediation, and bullies her into a settlement, a court may find the lawyer negligent and award damages to the client amounting to the difference between what she settled for and what she likely would have obtained in court (or arbitration). [read post]