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Upcoming Live Virtual Event: Using Collaborative Practice Methods & Principles with non-CP Trained Professionals

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

Russell Alexander’s Family Law Now 🎙 LIVE presents a virtual event with a panel of Ontario family law professionals

Using Collaborative Practice Methods & Principles with non-CP Trained Professionals

Wednesday, October 5th at 12 PM EST

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The panel of Ontario-based family law professionals will be sharing their knowledge of Collaborative Practice methods and principles and offering insights from their experience and in their area of expertise when working with professionals who are not trained in collaborative practice.

1. Advocacy, Litigation & Conflict Resolution
a. Firefighters & Peacemakers
b. Arsonists & Warriors
2. What is CP
a. What are the Principles of CP
b. Advantages of Big “C” CP
3. The Allegory of the Cave, Plato’s Republic, Book IV
a. Runaway Train pulling cases out of the court system
b. Non-trained professionals and the little “c” Approach
c. Do you Amend the traditional CP PA agreement or discard
4. The Importance of Full Disclosure
5. The Strength of Team
6. Unknown knowns & confidence issues
a. Advantages
b. Risks & Pitfalls
c. Going to Court
7. Encouraging CP training
8. Closing comments

Registration is complimentary and all are welcome. Registrants will receive an email via Zoom upon registration with their login details for the event.

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

Attendees who provide their feedback to our team will receive a complimentary e-book following the webinar.

*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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For a full list of our upcoming webinars, visit us HERE.


Russell Alexander, Family Lawyer

Russell Alexander

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.

Carrie Heinzl

Carrie Heinzl, HBSc., CDFA

Carrie Heinzl is the founder Fairmore Family Law Financial Solutions. Fairmore offers independent, fact-based financial analytics and settlement insights to individuals and couples working through separation and divorce. Carrie is an active collaborative process trainer, co-teaching the introductory program for new collaborative professionals and advanced level trainings for the seasoned practitioner. Carrie has taught statistics, research methodologies and psychology at college and university levels. In addition, Carrie has presented at conferences for the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario Annual Conference, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Jonathan Paynter

Jonathan Paynter

Jonathan Paynter is a registered social worker and psychotherapist who works in the Family Court system, completing custody and access assessments, parenting capacity assessments, and youth court assessments. He specializes in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and couples counselling and holds certificates in Collaborative Family Law, Advanced Family Mediation, Family Arbitration, Domestic Violence Screening, Offender Relapse Prevention, and Actuarial Assessment of Risk. Jonathan is on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, holding the executive position as Secretary of the Board, as well as being Chair of the Accreditation and the Course Approval committees.

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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.