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Making Family Law Dispute Resolution Better: Intersection of Public & Private Process: Indigenous Child Protection

Making Family Law Dispute Resolution Better: Intersection of Public & Private Process: Indigenous Child Protection

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Credits
Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.75
Published
2016
Presenter(s)
George Czutrin
Lucy McSweeney
Gerry Yemensky
Source
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
45 minutes
Price
$89.00 plus tax
CCLA Family Law Conference 2016
Includes Handouts
Indigenous Child Protection in the Context of Reconciliation: Current Opportunities and Challenges

Presenters

Justice George Czutrin

The Honorable George Czutrin was appointed Senior Justice of the Family Court on December 7, 2013. He was first appointed on June 10, 1993 as a member of the only Unified Family Court in the Province in Hamilton. Soon after the first expansion of the UFC in 1995 he became the family local administrative judge in Hamilton and continued in that role until his transfer to Toronto where he became the family team leader from September 2009 until his appointment as Senior Judge of the family Court. He is a member of the Family Law Rules Committee, Council of Regional Seniors and several subcommittees of the council, including the modernization committee whose mandate includes advocacy for technology in the courts to assist parties, counsel and judges. He was President of the international Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2002-2004) and a founding member of the Ontario Chapter of AFCC, He is Ontario Superior Court Hague Contact Judge; Member, Ontario Unified Family Court Steering Committee; Member of the Family Court Rules Committee; Member of the Canadian Judicial Council’s Judicial Committee on Inter-Jurisdictional Child Protection; was a Co-Chair, Ministry of the Attorney General Family Justice Roundtable. Presenter at countless family law educational programs including Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), (Ontario and international), National Family Law Program (Federation of Law Societies), National Justice Institute, Osgoode Hall Law School Continuing Legal Education, Advocates Society, OAFM, FDRIO, CCLA. He is a graduate of Osgood Hall Law School (1976 ) and called to the bar in 1978 and started practice in Hamilton where he specialized in family law, family Bar Ad instructor, member of the Children’s Lawyer Child Representation panel and very active a variety of family law committees at the Law Society, Canadian Bar Association , CDLPA and represented CDLPA on committees leading to the first expansion of UFC, advocate for Unified Family Courts, family justice , family court innovation and access to family justice. Married for 45 years, two children and three grandchildren.

Lucy McSweeney

Gerry Yemensky

Gerald Yemensky was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1986. Since that time, he has maintained a private practice in Ottawa in conjunction with the law firm Campbell Clark Yemensky. Gerald focuses primarily on family law arbitration, mediation and collaborative family law. He is actively involved in the County of Carleton Law Association and the Family Bar Association. Gerald currently serves as a Director for Collaborative Practice Ottawa. He is also an active member of the Ottawa Association of Family Arbitrators. Gerald has acted as a mediator in family matters since 1992 and is an active member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. He has been a fully accredited Arbitrator since 2008, has acted as Collaborative Family Counsel since 2003, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Collaborative Practice Ottawa. He is past- president of the Children’s Bridge Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to assisting children abroad (www.cbfoundation.com). When the sun goes down, Gerald cranks up the Stratocaster as lead guitar for the Verdict, a band of mostly lawyers who perform regularly at charity and fundraising functions in the Ottawa region. The Verdict was honoured by the County of Carleton Law Association in 2006 with the Gordon F. Henderson award in recognition of exceptional contributions to the community for its ten year history of raising funds for worthy causes. This is Gerry’s first year on the conference planning committee.

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