Articles 2023

photo of author Neha Chugh

You are Enough

  • November 29, 2022
  • Neha Chugh

Neha Chugh is a lawyer based in Cornwall, Ontario who has spent most of her career advocating for social and legal change. She has a community-focussed legal aid practice that gives a voice to the most vulnerable populations. In Neha’s own words: “Remember how valued you are by your community and how much positive change you can effect through your service. I leave my Catzman Award acceptance speech with you as encouragement for the good days, the hard days, the easy days, the challenging days.”

Family Law, Student Forum
Head shot photo of author Ruchira Kulkarni

Rise of Voice of Child Reports

  • March 31, 2022
  • Ruchira Kulkarni

What's been happening with Voice of the Child Reports? Ruchira Kulkarni updates us on how the courts have been treating VOCRs.

Family Law, Student Forum
Head shot photo of Emma Katz

A New Tort of Family Violence: Ahluwalia v. Ahluwalia

  • March 18, 2022
  • Emma Katz

Emma Katz reviews the newest member of the tort law family, the tort of family violence. This tort was recently recognized by Mandhane J. and is expected to provide new and potentially significant relief in cases of family violence.

Family Law, Student Forum
Relocation Under the Amended Divorce Act

Relocation Under the Amended Divorce Act

  • February 14, 2022
  • Katherine L. Shadbolt

This article explores some of the new relocation provisions under the Divorce Act, including the various burdens of proof, and how a few recent Ontario cases have applied the new relocation framework.

Child and Youth Law, Family Law, Student Forum

Program Recap: COVID and the Family Court

  • February 14, 2022
  • Jean-Frédéric (J-F) Hübsch

This article reviews a recent Webinar regarding Family Court decisions related to the pandemic, including vaccination and remote learning, that will interest members of the Education Law, Family Law and Child and Youth Law sections.

Child and Youth Law, Education Law, Family Law and 1 more..., Student Forum

Moving the Needle on COVID-19 Paediatric Vaccines: An Examination of Recent Legal Trends

  • January 31, 2022
  • Matilda Lici and Ava Naraghi

As the highly-contagious Omicron variant sweeps across the province and COVID-19 immunization campaigns for children ramp up, two recent Ontario decisions—A.C. v. L.L., 2021 ONSC 6530 and Saint-Phard v. Saint-Phard, 2021 ONSC 6910—offer a glimpse of the legal trends emerging at this latest intersection of family law and health law.

Family Law, Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
Dispute Resolution Officers (“DROs”): Providing Early Access to the Court System During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dispute Resolution Officers (“DROs”): Providing Early Access to the Court System During the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • January 24, 2022
  • Tilda Roll, DRO in Toronto and Central East, and Vanessa Lam, Family Law Strategic Advisor and Research Lawyer

Access early, evaluative assistance by understanding what Dispute Resolution Officers (“DROs”) can do, and how best to use them. DROs are available in a growing number of Superior Court of Justice locations across the province and can assist families by triaging and narrowing issues, and getting a consent order from a judge.

Family Law, Student Forum