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Lori Dubin joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers

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Lori Dubin is now an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. She is recognized for her client-centered approach and efforts to provide practical and efficient advice in order to achieve the best possible results. She has extensive experience in resolving high conflict cases and successfully settles most of her cases prior to trial.

Lori has practiced law for over 15 years. Prior to working in family law, Lori had 11 years of experience as a criminal trial lawyer with a focus on crimes arising out of domestic relationships. During her academic career, Lori was the recipient of several scholarships based on her academic achievement at York University. She achieved magna cum laude in her final year of her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications.

Lori studied for her LLB at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduated in 2003 and was called to the bar after a year of Articling for a prominent Toronto firm. She’s trained new lawyers at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program, acted as an articling principle, adjunct professor at various institutions, and commentator on Court TV Canada. Lori is an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. She has served her community on numerous Legal Aid Panels and Pro Bono assignments.

Aside from working, Lori has a very active family and social life. She is a fitness enthusiast and loves dogs, especially her own toy poodle.

Welcome to the team, Lori!

 

 

Divorce Information Centre – New Section

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Divorce Information Centre announced a new section today titled, Working With Your Divorce Lawyer. The section provides access to information including:

We Are Now Seeking an Associate Family Lawyer

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is growing and we are seeking an Associate Family Lawyer to join our team! We practice exclusively in all areas of family law at multiple office locations in Ontario. We provide the opportunity to work remotely up to three days a week.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $150,000.00 – $200,000.00

Required skills and knowledge:
• Qualified to practice law in Ontario;
• Minimum of 3 years experience in Family Law and litigation;
• Interest and/or Certification in Collaborative Practice;
• Ability to work independently and in a team-environment;
• Strong and effective analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent writing skills;
• Ability to engage in effective oral advocacy;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task;
• High level of professionalism and initiative.

Responsibilities:
• Drafting legal documents, including but not limited to, pleadings, motions, affidavits, financial statements and conference briefs;
• Upkeep on all current client files, as well as bringing in new clients
• Delegating work to law clerks, and working closely with law clerks on files;
• Attending court.

Applications will be kept confidential. Please submit resume and cover letter to reception@russellalexander.com

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers’ First Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Poster for Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers' Toy Drive

 

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers are pleased to announce the start of their First Annual Holiday Toy Drive. This year the drive will be supporting Bethesda House located in the Durham Region and A Place Called Home located in The City of Kawartha Lakes.

New, unwrapped gift donations can be made in the Brooklin office for the Bethesda House. They have informed us of the lack of gifts for children 13-17 years of age. Some gift suggestions for them include:

  • Sports equipment
  • Art supplies
  • Games
  • Movie passes and gift cards
  • Purses and backpacks
  • Make-up, lotion, perfume
  • Hats and scarves

The Lindsay office is accepting new, unwrapped gifts to be donated for A Place Called Home. There is no recommended age for donations for this organization.

If you wish to donate to the toy drive this year, it will be running from November 1, 2018 through to December 7, 2018. You may drop by with your donation in the Brooklin or Lindsay office any time between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday. For further details, feel free to give our office a call at 905-655-6335.

Please Support the Humane Society of Durham Region

Please Support the Humane Society of Durham Region

Russell Alexander, Collaborative Family Lawyers are thrilled to announce that this year our annual charity walk will support the Humane Society of Durham Region. The Friends for Life Walk takes place at Ajax Downs Race Track on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. Pets and donors from all walks of life are welcome.

Join us at Ajax Downs this Saturday, and help us raise funds for our furry friends!

Click here to learn more.

Kaitlyn Receives Client Service Award

Kaitlyn Receives Client Service Award

We are pleased to announce that Kaitlyn recently received our Client Service Award for her excellent commitment to helping our clients.

Kaitlyn’s attention to client service and her friendly prompt attention to detail makes her a valued member or our team. Congratulation Kaitlyn. (pictured: Russell Alexander and Kaitlyn Swindells)

Our Team Welcomes Our New Law Student Stephanie Brooks

Our Team Welcomes Our New Law Student Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks joined the team at Russell Alexander in April 2018 as a summer law student. She is looking forward to gaining experience within the field of family law, while contributing to the day to day operations of the firm.

A recent graduate of Queen’s University, Stephanie’s next academic pursuit is to complete her Law Degree in the United Kingdom, starting September, 2018. She has had a fascination for law and justice from a very young age, which has developed into a passion for pursuing a career in law. Stephanie is extremely excited to bring her helpful and positive outlook to the area of Family Law.

Born and raised in Whitby, Stephanie attended Trafalgar Castle School where she was active in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles. She spent most of her extracurricular time in competitive dance, highlighted by her acceptance on the Canadian National Tap team, representing Canada on a world stage. At university, she continued to enjoy an involved and active lifestyle and was a member of the Queen’s University competitive Pom team. She loves to travel and has had the opportunity to venture outside of North America to Australia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and, soon, the United Kingdom.

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