Recording Release – Ontario Family Lawyers’ Experiences with the Adoption of Technology Town Hall
On Wednesday, June 28th, the Family Law Ad Hoc Steering Committee was joined by Professors Nicholas Bala (Queen’s Law), Rachel Birnbaum (Social Work at Kings University College – Western) who conducted a survey with their colleague Claire Houston (Law at Western University) to help understand the experiences of family lawyers as a result of the pandemic and the adoption of virtual technology in family court.
In the 1-hour virtual town hall, they presented the results of their survey. Members of the Family Law Ad Hoc Steering Committee also offered their thoughts on how the outcome of the survey can help inform the discussion surrounding presumptive hearings in family courts in Ontario and access to justice.
This discussion was a follow-up discussion from a town hall – Presumptive Hearings: Town Hall for Legal Professionals and Members of the Public.
In a recent announcement, the Ontario Government has made a truly ground-breaking declaration: It promises to invest a staggering $166 million to modernize the Justice system in the province over the new few years. Here at our firm, we heartily applaud this government initiative. It dovetails perfectly with some of the goals of the Ad Hoc Family Steering Committee, of which we are a proud part. Learn more here.