Agenda - October 8th, 2019


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chair's Welcome and Introduction


Mary Mouat, Q.C.

Quadra Legal Centre



Voices of Children


Carla Lewis

Lewis McCourt Family Law and Mediation


  • Hear the Child reports - how, when and why



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Parenting Coordination Agreements


Marjorie Thompson

Thompson Family Law


  • What a PC can do and not do
  • How to prepare clients for PC
  • How to structure a parenting coordination agreement
  • Drafting tips



Questions and Discussion


Preparing for Arbitration and Mediation-Arbitration


John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers


  • Preparing for arbitration
  • Advocating for your client
  • 10 tips for success



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


Termination of Guardianship


Zahra Jenab

Jenab & Company


  • How and when can guardianship be terminated?



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Child Support

Agnes Huang

Saltwater Law


  • Exceptions to child support
  • Negotiating outside the child support guidelines
  • Tax optimization



Questions and Discussion

   3:40 Navigating Culture in Family  Law and Beyond

Beatriz Contreras

Contreras McLennan


  • Cultural competency - an introduction or the family law file and beyond


   4:30 Questions and Discussion
   4:40 Chair's Closing Remarks 
   4:45 Program Concludes