Educational Resources

Upcoming Virtual Event: Family Law Now Live 2-Day Virtual Summit

First Annual Virtual Summit
Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335


Wednesday, September 21st 10:00 am – 4:30pm EST


Thursday, September 22nd 10:00am-4:15pm EST



It’s our pleasure to introduce our first annual Family Law Now Live Virtual Summit.

As an extension of our bi-weekly virtual event series and as part of our continued commitment to providing our community with access to educational resources, we will be hosting a complimentary 2-day virtual summit with presentations on a variety of family law topics. The sessions will be hosted by Russell Alexander and a rotating panel of our associates, as well as several guest family law professionals. Our aim with the summit is to provide those in the legal community with additional knowledge and tools, as well as offer additional support to those navigating separation and divorce.

Attendance is complimentary and all are welcome.

Registration is required to attend the event, with the option of registering for one or both days. Registrants will receive an email via Zoom upon registration with their registration and login details for the event. Attendees are welcome to join at any point during the day at their convenience and preferred times.  There will be a dedicated Q&A segment for each presentation. Our audience members are encouraged to send in their questions in advance and our team will do their best to address those questions during the live event.

Please contact our Community Engagement & Events Specialist, Shannon Martell, with any questions regarding the event:

Day 1 Agenda:

10:00am – 10:30am  – Opening Remarks & Keynote Address: The Future of Collaborative Practice by Brian Galbraith

10:30am – 11:30am – Collaborative Divorce 101 with Carrie HeinzlNatalie Derbyshire, Cindy Chisvin & Russell Alexander

11:45am – 12:45pm – Voice of the Child with Golan YaronJonathan Paynter & Russell Alexander (LSO Accredited)

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Divorce & Property Sharing 201: Advanced Equalization Topics with Nafisa NazaraliCarolyn Warner & Russell Alexander (LSO Accredited)

3:15pm – 4:15pm – Common Law Separations 201: Advanced Topics with Michelle MulchanBill Rogers & Russell Alexander

4:15pm – 4:30pm – Information Session

Day 2 Agenda:

10:00am – 10:30am  – Opening Remarks & Keynote Address: Why Family-Centered Divorce Services Require an Integration of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility by Julia McAninch

10:30am – 11:30am – CaseLines & How to E-file Your Divorce Documents with the Court with Kaitlyn SwindellsMichelle Mulchan & Russell Alexander (LSO Accredited)

11:45am – 12:45pm – Spousal Support 101 with Margie Primero-PimentelSusanna Crichlow & Russell Alexander

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Divorce & Income Assessments with Melanie RussellAnkit Varma & Russell Alexander

3:15pm – 4:15pm – Divorce & Business Valuations 101 with Melanie RussellAnkit Varma & Russell Alexander

We encourage registrants to send in their panelist questions in advance with registration for the Q&A segment of the virtual event.

To respect confidentiality, all attendees’ identities will remain anonymous to other audience members.

*Please note that all of the content provided in the presentations is intended to provide general information on separation, divorce, and family law matters, and should not be construed as legal advice.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.