Grace Under Pressure: Taking the “I” out of Family Law
September 24, 2014
Family law is a pressure-cooker characterized by difficult issues, disharmony and high emotions in and outside the courtroom. This describes the relationship between the parties, but also the relationship between the lawyers representing them. Instead of helping the parties solve their problems, lawyers may unwittingly inflame matters, adding to the financial and emotional costs. How can you avoid this? You can develop and maintain a professional and courteous demeanor and attitude for all aspects of your family law files – your relationship with your client, your interaction with opposing counsel and your performance in court.
This panel discussion – made up of a family court judge and two family law lawyers – will explore the lack of civility and decorum in family law practice and offer tips and strategies to develop and maintain professional composure at all stages of your family law files. The panel will also illustrate by example how this may lead to solutions, happier clients and payment of your fees!
Associate Chief Justice Rivoalen, Court of Queens Bench of Manitoba (Family Division)
Marta Smith, Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter Law Corporation
Greg Evans, Evans Family Law Corporation
CPD Hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5
Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50