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Upcoming Virtual Event: Presumptive Hearings – Live Town Hall for Legal Professionals & Members of the Public

Free Live Virtual Event Series
Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

Family Law Now 🎙 LIVE presents a virtual event with Ontario divorce lawyers of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and guest speakers.

Presumptive Hearings – Live Town Hall for Legal Professionals & Members of the Public

with Russell Alexander, Brian Galbraith, Lisa Gelman & Nafisa Nazarali

Wednesday, August 3rd at 12 PM EDT

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In this 1-hour virtual event, the panel of Ontario family lawyers will be hosting a live town hall for legal professionals and members of the public regarding presumptive hearings in Ontario Family Courts covering the following topics:

1. Access to Justice
2. Different Approaches in Different Judicial Regions
3. Family Bar Experience Regarding In-Person Hearings Since April
4. What Our Clients Are Saying
5. Have the Presumptive Guidelines Brought the Administration of Justice into Disrepute
6. Pre-Town Hall Survey Results
7. Next Steps and Moving Forward to Improve the Family Law Justice System
8. Q&A

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their questions to the panelists. The panelists will reserve time for a dedicated Q&A segment at the end of the presentation. To respect confidentiality, all attendees’ identities will remain anonymous to other audience members.

Registration is complimentary. Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited.

Those who attend the live virtual event and provide feedback to our team will receive a complimentary advanced copy of one of Russell’s recent e-book releases.

Registration is complimentary. Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited or view all upcoming events.

Those who attend our live virtual event and provide feedback to our team will receive a complimentary ebook.


Russell Alexander, Family Lawyer

Russell Alexander, Founder & Senior Partner

Russell is the Founder and Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. With over 20 years of experience, Russell offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Collaborative Family Law. He uses his experience with a client-focused approach by creating unique solutions for each of his clients to enable them and their families to move forward with their lives in a compassionate and collaborative manner.

Brian Galbraith, Family Lawyer

Brian Galbraith, Owner & Founder Galbraith Family Law

Brian Galbraith has been practicing family law for more than 32 years. He owns Galbraith Family Law which has 16 lawyers practicing family law with offices in Barrie, Newmarket and Toronto. Brian is the incoming President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and an international leader in the Collaborative movement.


Lisa Gelman, Family Lawyer

Lisa Gelman, Founder of Gelman and Associates

Lisa Gelman has been practicing family law since being called to the bar in 1995 and in 2001 she began the law firm of Gelman & Associates. Currently Gelman & Associates is the biggest family law firm in North York with offices around the GTA. Lisa has a B.A. form the University of Western in political science and an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Nafisa Nazarali, Managing Associate Lawyer of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers

Nafisa Nazarali is the senior managing associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. She practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and property issues.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.