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Divorce Information Centre – New Section


Divorce Information Centre announced a new section today titled, Working With Your Divorce Lawyer. The section provides access to information including:

We Are Now Seeking an Associate Family Lawyer

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is growing and we are seeking an Associate Family Lawyer to join our team! We practice exclusively in all areas of family law at multiple office locations in Ontario. We provide the opportunity to work remotely up to three days a week.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $150,000.00 – $200,000.00

Required skills and knowledge:
• Qualified to practice law in Ontario;
• Minimum of 3 years experience in Family Law and litigation;
• Interest and/or Certification in Collaborative Practice;
• Ability to work independently and in a team-environment;
• Strong and effective analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent writing skills;
• Ability to engage in effective oral advocacy;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task;
• High level of professionalism and initiative.

• Drafting legal documents, including but not limited to, pleadings, motions, affidavits, financial statements and conference briefs;
• Upkeep on all current client files, as well as bringing in new clients
• Delegating work to law clerks, and working closely with law clerks on files;
• Attending court.

Applications will be kept confidential. Please submit resume and cover letter to

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.