Agenda - October 8th, 2019

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Mary Mouat, Q.C.

Quadra Legal Centre

 

   9:10

Voices of Children

 

Carla Lewis

Lewis McCourt Family Law and Mediation

 

  • Hear the Child reports - how, when and why

 

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:25

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

 

  11:15

Questions and Discussion

  11:25

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

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25

Networking Lunch

   1:25

Termination of Guardianship

 

Zahra Jenab

Jenab & Company

 

  • How and when can guardianship be terminated?

 

   2:15

Questions and Discussion

   2:25

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:40

Child Support
 

Agnes Huang

Saltwater Law

 

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

 

   3:30

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