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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.

Russell Alexander Filming New Family Law Content

Russell Alexander Filming New Family Law Content

Our video shoot today covered topics such as spousal support, child support, children’s passports, how to address family businesses amidst separation or divorce, texting your partner, providing financial disclosure, and collaborative family law.

Our new content will be published on the FamilyLLB blog, as well as on our YouTube Channel.

Suzanne Elcock and Amelia Rodin Complete Interdisciplinary Collaborative Level I

Suzanne Elcock and Amelia Rodin recently completed their Interdisciplinary Collaborative Level I training.

This training focused on building the necessary skills to incorporate client goals and concerns while working with a team of professionals oriented to reach settlement.

Congratulations, Suzanne and Amelia!

The Divorce Centre

Russell Alexander Family Lawyers is thrilled to announce the launch of their Divorce Information Centre. The Divorce Centre includes an easy to navigate guide regarding family law issues, as well as frequently asked questions and informative videos. More information will be added regularly, so be sure to check back for new topics.

The Divorce Centre can be explored further,here.

Ontario Family Lawyer’s New Book Outlines Path to a Successful Divorce

Ontario Family Lawyer’s New Book Outlines Path to a Successful Divorce

Noted family lawyer Russell Alexander has written a book outlining the path to a successful divorce, taking readers step-by-step through the process from finding a lawyer to handling post- litigation issues. This one of the few books that touches exclusively on Ontario divorce law.

In 300+ pages, Alexander’s book, “The Path to a Successful Divorce,” aims to give readers a solid grounding on the key questions about family law that they’ll face as they go through a divorce, including whether they’ll need a separation agreement first, how courts view adultery and why representing yourself is a bad idea.

Using his knowledge of Canadian case law, Alexander also peppered the book with interesting anecdotes about real divorces that illustrate how some of these issues play out, such as a father who sent abusive text messages and a couple who were married in front of 500 people but never obtained a marriage license.

The book is now available for purchase on Amazon Kindle and will be available in print on Amazon and on the firm’ s website later this spring. For more details, go to:


The Path to a Successful Divorce


Thank you to everyone who participated in our online poll. We have our book cover finalized. We are adding some final touches and then we will launch our pre-order page.

Amelia Daurio joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as an Associate Lawyer


Amelia Daurio joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as an Associate Lawyer

Before starting at Russell Alexander, Amelia worked as a lawyer in a litigation-based practice for eleven years. Amelia is client focused and results driven, with superior oral and written advocacy skills. She approaches each client matter with compassion, attention to detail, and with the goal of reaching amicable resolutions wherever possible. At Russell Alexander, Amelia will practice in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, domestic contracts and property-related issues.

Amelia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario where she majored in English and she completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004 and was called to the bar of Ontario in 2005.

Amelia is a lifelong learner who also enjoys public speaking and taking on a leadership role. She has been invited to share her litigation expertise through presentations and as an instructor at Continuing Professional Development programs jointly hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Amelia has also conducted other presentations and provided training for lawyers and mediators. She has been on the Board of Directors with the York Region Law Association since 2012.

Welcome to our team Amelia.

We are pleased to announce that Laura will be returning to the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers


We are pleased to announce that Laura will be returning to the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.

Laura’s enthusiasm and calm demeanour is an asset to the entire team, and her return has been much anticipated.

Welcome back, Laura!

Thank You for Nominating FamilyLLB for ABA’s Top 100


Thank You!

Thanks to all of our readers for your continued support, comments and feedback.

We are honoured to be nominated for the ABA Journal’s 10th Annual Blawg 100 Amici.

If you’ve enjoyed reading about the latest hot topics and precedent setting decisions on our blog, please consider nominating FamilyLLB as one of your favourite legal blogs at Blawg 100 Amici.  Votes are tallied by total nominations received. This award recognizes blogs that offer unique and original insights into the practice of law. You can submit your nominations here.

Once again, thank you for your readership.

We are pleased to announce that Amelia Rodin will be joining the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers

Amelia Rodin

We are pleased to announce that Amelia Rodin will be joining the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a law student.

Amelia looks forward to working with clients at the Lindsay and Brooklin locations in an administrative capacity. Currently completing her second year of the Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work program at the University of Windsor, Amelia focuses her studies on the area of family law, including custody and access, child support, property issues and divorce.

As an Honours Bachelor of Social Work graduate from the University of Windsor, Amelia understands the emotional impact of legal issues. She is devoted to delivering both compassionate and knowledgeable service.

Amelia was recently the recipient of the Barbara Gesell-Ferreira Memorial Award, in recognition of her commitment to both integrity and community involvement. Presently engaged in a Clerkship position at the Family Court in Windsor, Amelia has been able to further develop her research skills while working alongside Ontario Court Justices.

Amelia is thrilled to return to the Kawartha region, as she was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. When Amelia is not studying, she enjoys travelling with her husband and spending time at the family cottage.