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Your Tale

For those who have read what I write or have sat down to chat with me, the idea that telling “your tale” is an important part of my job as a lawyer will probably not surprise you. I think that we are entrusted with the client’s story of what has happened to them and how and why they have ended up at my desk telling me their story. I am aware that taking that story and translating it in such a manner that it truly speaks to the Court and the Judge is often paramount to obtaining justice. As Justice Brownstone has reminded us often, when we take a family law client’s matter to Court, we are asking a judge, who doesn’t know or understand the parties to make decisions and choices about their most important and intimate issues – their family. My job is to tell the story in such a way that the judge not only understands but also cares.

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Complex Child Protection Matters and Therapeutic Solutions

Not long ago I was involved in a very long and highly litigious Child Protection trial in Toronto.

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Hope

Even though I’m a family law lawyer and spend most of my days helping people untangle their lives with their significant other, I think at heart I’m still a romantic.

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ARE WE REALLY JUST GOOD STORY TELLERS?

After years of trying to avoid fully joining the 21st century, I seem to have relented over the last while, first I  began to really communicate via email, then I got myself an iPad and an iPhone, then I joined Facebook and now we’ve been working at getting our web site up and running. It’s been a bit odd, working on the web site; it has forced me to re-examine why I practice Family Law and why I enjoy it. Normally we are just so busy doing the work, we don’t have the time to reflect on what and why we choose to do it.

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