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Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers’ First Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Poster for Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers' Toy Drive


Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers are pleased to announce the start of their First Annual Holiday Toy Drive. This year the drive will be supporting Bethesda House located in the Durham Region and A Place Called Home located in The City of Kawartha Lakes.

New, unwrapped gift donations can be made in the Brooklin office for the Bethesda House. They have informed us of the lack of gifts for children 13-17 years of age. Some gift suggestions for them include:

  • Sports equipment
  • Art supplies
  • Games
  • Movie passes and gift cards
  • Purses and backpacks
  • Make-up, lotion, perfume
  • Hats and scarves

The Lindsay office is accepting new, unwrapped gifts to be donated for A Place Called Home. There is no recommended age for donations for this organization.

If you wish to donate to the toy drive this year, it will be running from November 1, 2018 through to December 7, 2018. You may drop by with your donation in the Brooklin or Lindsay office any time between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday. For further details, feel free to give our office a call at 905-655-6335.

Please Support the Humane Society of Durham Region

Please Support the Humane Society of Durham Region

Russell Alexander, Collaborative Family Lawyers are thrilled to announce that this year our annual charity walk will support the Humane Society of Durham Region. The Friends for Life Walk takes place at Ajax Downs Race Track on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. Pets and donors from all walks of life are welcome.

Join us at Ajax Downs this Saturday, and help us raise funds for our furry friends!

Click here to learn more.

Kaitlyn Receives Client Service Award

Kaitlyn Receives Client Service Award

We are pleased to announce that Kaitlyn recently received our Client Service Award for her excellent commitment to helping our clients.

Kaitlyn’s attention to client service and her friendly prompt attention to detail makes her a valued member or our team. Congratulation Kaitlyn. (pictured: Russell Alexander and Kaitlyn Swindells)

Our Team Welcomes Our New Law Student Stephanie Brooks

Our Team Welcomes Our New Law Student Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks joined the team at Russell Alexander in April 2018 as a summer law student. She is looking forward to gaining experience within the field of family law, while contributing to the day to day operations of the firm.

A recent graduate of Queen’s University, Stephanie’s next academic pursuit is to complete her Law Degree in the United Kingdom, starting September, 2018. She has had a fascination for law and justice from a very young age, which has developed into a passion for pursuing a career in law. Stephanie is extremely excited to bring her helpful and positive outlook to the area of Family Law.

Born and raised in Whitby, Stephanie attended Trafalgar Castle School where she was active in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles. She spent most of her extracurricular time in competitive dance, highlighted by her acceptance on the Canadian National Tap team, representing Canada on a world stage. At university, she continued to enjoy an involved and active lifestyle and was a member of the Queen’s University competitive Pom team. She loves to travel and has had the opportunity to venture outside of North America to Australia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and, soon, the United Kingdom.

Welcome to the Team Amanda

Welcome to the Team Amanda

Amanda Crocker, Family Law Clerk, has worked in the area of family law for over 15 years. She enjoys the challenges that are involved in family law, and takes pride in the personal connection to each client.

Amanda has worked in various law firms, including a high profile specialized family law boutique in addition to having the opportunity to assist amazing lawyers that are now Justices of the Superior Court of Justice (Family Branch). Having graduated from the Durham College Law Clerk Diploma and and thereafter completing her undergraduate degree from Trent University, Amanda has a strong love of the law and enjoys writing.

Amanda started with Russell Alexander in 2018 and is looking forward to advancing her career with a client–centric approach. With a driven focus to interacting with her clients to ensure that they understand the process before them and how the lawyers at Russell Alexander will guide them with expertise through the entire process, whether collaboratively or through litigation.

Amanda lives in the Durham Region with her family, her husband, young daughter and son, both actively involved in sports and dance, and the community they have all lived all their lives. Amanda is excited to work in the community she lives.

Russell Alexander Family Lawyers Welcomes Ashley Bobay

Ashley Bobay first joined the Russell Alexander Family Law team as a full-time receptionist in 2015.

Ashley is now returning to join our team. With 5 year’s experience in the administrative field, Ashley is a first point of contact for clients in both our Lindsay and Brooklin offices. Her positive outlook has been missed, and we are all excited to have her with us again!

Thank You to Gabrielle Underwood for 20 Wonderful Years!


Gabrielle has been an integral part of the team at Russell Alexander Family Lawyers for almost 20 years.

Gabrielle’s attention to detail and organizational skills have been relied upon by each and every one of us, and her wealth of family law experience and dedication to clients will be greatly missed.

From all of us at Russell Alexander’s, thank you Gabrielle!

2017 Russell Alexander Charitable Giving Fund Grant Recipient: 541 Café and Eatery

2017 Russell Alexander Charitable Giving Fund Grant Recipient: 541 Café and Eatery

FEBRUARY 5, 2018


Russell I. Alexander Awards 2018 Charitable Giving Fund Grant
541 Café and Eatery is excited to receive $2,500.00.

BROOKLIN, ON February 5, 2018 –

The Russell I. Alexander Charitable Giving Fund provides grants and financial support to community organizations that are doing meaningful work, but may not be as visible as some of their larger counterparts. As part of this giving fund, 541 Café and Eatery has been provided with a donation in the amount of $2,500.00. 541 Café and Eatery opened its doors in 2013 and has served marginalized members in their community ever since.

541 has been highlighted in the press for their unique button exchange program. Patrons of 541 are encouraged to purchase button’s for $1.00 each, which then can be redeemed by community members in need to purchase affordable and nutritious meals.

541 is a non-profit and volunteer driven organization, and the proceeds from food sales are used to facilitate programs.

Sue Carr, 541’s Executive Director, will be using the donation funds towards “buttons which are a valuable resource at 541 as they are used to feed the hungry”.

About Russell I. Alexander

Russell I. Alexander is a law firm dedicated solely to family law. With experienced lawyers and staff of 17 people, the firm provides guidance on matters relating to family law. For additional information about the Russell I. Alexander Giving Fund, please visit

Previous Giving Fund recipients include: Covenant House Homeless Youth Shelter, Lindsay Muskies Hockey Association, Whitby Girls Hockey Association, the Lindsay Lynx Girls Hockey Association and Luke’s Place.

To learn more about the Russell I. Alexander, Family Lawyers, you can also visit them on Facebook.

Interviews with Mr. Alexander and or his staff can be arranged by contacting 905.655.6335.